"I wanted to make a very emotionally raw record about real life and the responsibilities that come with that life and the joy of just being alive, being awake, being able to do what you love, spending time with friends and family."
- Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.