"We should have a minute's silence for those people who saw this as an atrocity. I think the company was trying to be generous and so were we."
- Bono on releasing Songs of Innocence for free via Apple
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.