"The song was really where I was at, at the time. That was one of the lower points of my spiritual faith, I would have to say. The 'wake up dead man' phrase was borrowed from a chain-gang song. I came up with first verse and chorus. Bono wrote the rest."
- The Edge on Wake Up Dead Man
did you know
During early rehearsals for the band, Adam couldn't play the bass. The rest of the band didn't even notice at first, blaming everything but Adam for the bad sound.