"It's the story of the prodigal son but in it the prodigal son decides he doesn't want to return. It is about losing your faith."
- Bono on The First Time
did you know
"Crumbs from Your Table" is about the relationship between Western countries and developing countries. The verses and chorus address the relationship from the perspective of citizens from the developing world, focusing on the disparity between the long-term socioeconomic planning stressed by the Westand the developing world's immediate need for sustenance.