"Now I know in recent times the world has been reminded that America is an idea that doesn't even belong to a lot of Americans. For many Black Americans, Lady Liberty's torch is far from a beacon of hope, it's often a flashlight in the face."
- Bono, June 2020
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.