"Me and Edge have two sons at the same age whose names rhyme and we really didn't seem to notice at the time, Eli and Levi. What's worse is when we're in France in the summer, they get up in the middle of the night and they're on Garageband."
- Bono, 2009
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.