"The song was really where I was at, at the time. That was one of the lower points of my spiritual faith, I would have to say. The 'wake up dead man' phrase was borrowed from a chain-gang song. I came up with first verse and chorus. Bono wrote the rest."
- The Edge on Wake Up Dead Man
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The song 'Gone' is about Bono and his family, how he feels when on the road while touring and has to leave them behind and it also represents his past life.