"A song called Surrender and another called Sunday Bloody Sunday were two I just had to write after being in New York. There is so much happening over there, so much tension, I had to make a statement."
- Bono on War, 1983
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.