"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
Brian Eno's experience with U2 recording Original Soundtracks (1995) under the moniker of Passengers was published in a book by Eno called 'A Year With Swollen Apprentices'.