This song didn’t make any kind of impact on me the first time I listened to the album, but nowadays it’s probably the song I revisit the most. I made an edit to it, though, so that it repeats the ending segment twice, fading out on the second one. Like Eridesco said, it really is the best part of the song.
"At the end the man of the world, the experienced man breaks down and explains that he is afraid, that there is fear in his life"
- Bono about The Little Things, 2017
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.