"These two songs are about a character who was steeped in herself, alone in the spotlight of her own tragedy, who eventually commits suicide. Some images from the start of 'Taxi Driver' were my inspiration."
- Bono on Red Light and Surrender, who are based on fragments from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver
did you know
The song 'The Electric Co.' is about electric convulsion therapy, which was given to mental patients in state hospitals. It happened to a friend of the band so they wrote an angry song about it.