"These are songs of innocence, songs of experience. The central theme of that whole album is that naïveté is a powerful thing, in the sense that you are more powerful sometimes by not knowing what you're up against in this life."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
Based on the hymn "Veni, veni, Emmanuel", the song "White as Snow" describes the last thoughts of a dying soldier in Afghanistan.