"We have this beautiful ecstatic album, called Songs of Ascent. I don't know if we'll finish it soon or it'll take forever. It's about forever, that's its subject."
- Bono, 2019
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.