"U2 were doing then, badly, what they now do well. They were all standing in the same positions as they stand on stage now."
- Paul McGuiness on U2's early days
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.