"War is about struggle on many different levels - emotional, physical, political, mental, even struggles in the home. Like the child's face on the cover. You must ask yourself, 'is he the refugee?' And what is he refugee from? A broken home?"
- Bono, 1984
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.