"It's a sort of three year cycle. We spend like a year writing the songs, then a year recording them, and then a year selling them door to door." - Bono, 2009
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.