"The truth is that the enduring appeal of that song is truly not as nihilistic as a suicide note. In its sound or its state of mind it’s a song about a mother’s love. A song about unconditional love. Agape love. Eternal love. More usually described as a mother’s than a father’s. "
- Bono on I Will Follow
did you know
The song 4th of July is named after the date of birth of Edge's first daughter. It was recorded by accident, Adam was playing some bass lines and Edge just jumped in, both unaware that Brian Eno was recording.