"We wanted to make a very personal album... Let's try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys—first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that's hard. But we went there."
- Bono on Songs Of Innocence
According to the booklet of 'Walk On', U2 says that the song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, in some parts of the lyrics U2 mentions the struggle of this woman to free her country.