"Bono and I had been playing around with the song since the Pop tour but there was something that wasn't quite right. When we played it together as a band it was a bit cloying, so it didn't end up going on All That You Can't Leave Behind. We revisited for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb."
- The Edge on Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
did you know
The song 4th of July is named after the date of birth of Edge's first daughter. It was recorded by accident, Adam was playing some bass lines and Edge just jumped in, both unaware that Brian Eno was recording.