"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
During early rehearsals for the band, Adam couldn't play the bass. The rest of the band didn't even notice at first, blaming everything but Adam for the bad sound.