"We're trying to get down into the middleweight. Because that's the only place where there's company."
- Bono on if U2 remains best band of the world, 2009
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.