"He is a big mouth, and I find him a bit of a pain in the arse at times. But I can't help it, I am him!"
- Bono, 1993, describing himself
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.