"We have this beautiful ecstatic album, called Songs of Ascent. I don't know if we'll finish it soon or it'll take forever. It's about forever, that's its subject."
- Bono, 2019
did you know
U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.