"I use our songs to wake myself up. It's like sticking a needle in your leg after it has gone to sleep."
- Bono, January 1986
U2 had considered several other album titles for Achtung Baby, including Man (in contrast to the group's debut, Boy), 69, Zoo Station, and Adam, which would have been paired with the nude photo of Clayton. Other possible titles included Fear of Women, and Cruise Down Main Street.