"It's a goodbye song of some kind. I feel like walking away from being in a band sometimes. For some people it may be like walking away from a a relationship. Sometimes you feel like walking away from life itself."
- Bono discussing 'Gone' in 1997
The final track on the Boy album, "Shadows and Tall Trees", gives a nod to William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies; it shares its name with a chapter from the book.