"The first three songs (Love Is All We Have Left, The Blackout, Lights of Home) deal with mortality. Then we felt like, now we have to go back to the beginning very quickly to start the story from where it really starts. The early days".
- The Edge on playing Gloria in 2018
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.