"I know some of the songs on War could be re-recorded and improved. With 'Drowning Man', it's perfection. It's one of the most successful pieces of recording we've ever done." - The Edge in 1985
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According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.