"I do not think the songs are very potent, I never thought of Zooropa as anything more than an interlude... but a great one, as interludes go. By far our most interesting."
- The Edge on Zooropa
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.