"One of my kids, he's 13, and now I'm getting those phone calls: trouble here, homewhere there, disappearing over there - and that's a bit of a challenge, as I now move forward to finishing a record and going on the road. It is a concern."
- Larry Mullen Jr, 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.