"If you looked into the face of a mother whose daughter or son has died in their arms for no good reason, they don't know of care who's President of America. It's something that once you're a witness to, you can't get it out of your head."
- Bono, 2009
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.