"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
U2 was their own opening act a few times under the name of "The Dalton Brothers", they were dressed like a country band an played songs like "Lucille" and "Lost Highway".