"We wrote Where the Streets Have No Name during a break. We were missing a tune, and I knew it, I sensed it. So everyone went on holiday and I stayed behind and came up with the music to Where the Streets Have No Name. I remember thinking to myself, there are no songs on this record that we're gonna play live. So I set down to write a live song, and that's what I came up with."
- The Edge, 1999
did you know
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.