"I was allowed to wail and keen, as the Irish call it, on a nightly basis. Most of the problem of grief is that people bottle it up. But I could use these songs to keep myself sane. I was having conversations in these songs that maybe I couldn't have with people."
- Bono on the period when his father was dying while they were on the Elevation tour
did you know
U2 have recorded and released several songs that explicitely or implicitly regard Iris Hewson's death and how it affected Bono. Some of these songs are Tomorrow, Lemon, Mofo and Iris.