"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
Larry's tattoo from the Songs of Innocence album is based on Native American mythology, it's the Pawnee tribe and it's a symbol of protecting the innocence. He got it done when his son, Elvis, was in the womb.