"I used to write words separate from U2. I believed that rock'n'roll wasn't the place for words. I didn't really begin spending a lot of time on lyrics until halfway into Eighties."
The Rattle and Hum album opens with a live cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter". Its inclusion on the album was intended by the band to reflect the confusion of The Joshua Tree Tour and their new-found superstar status.