"It doesn't have to be illegal substances. You can be addicted to applause, you can be addicted to being on the road. I mean, being in U2 can be its own addiction. We have to recognize that. And there's a part of that in the lyrics. The image of Daddy is one of benevolence and in this song it's twisted around and become the thing that you're dependent on and that you look for support from."
- The Edge on Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
The introduction to "Zoo Station" was meant to make listeners think "This record is broken" or "This can't be the new U2 record".