"I thought of the songs that got me through my life, and I wanted to write it there and then with Edge, and he said he was ‘kind of hiding these chords away from me’: ‘If you jump off these chords, if you’re ready to jump, there’s some great melodies for you here ... Here they are!’ And we got there. Yeah, there’s a tiny little bit of Elton John thrown in there, I think."
- Bono on Your Song Saved My Life, 2021
did you know
The versions of A Sort Of Homecoming and Bad included in the Wide Awake In America EP sound like live recordings but they were actually recorded during two soundchecks of the Unforgettable Fire tour in Europe. The audience noise was mixed in afterwards.