"Bono, where did it all go wrong? I mean, we're trying to do a backing track and all of a sudden, the pope's on the phone"
- The Edge on Bono's humanitarian efforts
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.