"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
did you know
The most played city during all the U2 live performances is Dublin, Ireland. They played there almost 100 times. The most played location is Madison Square Garden in New York with 17 shows.