"It came at a time when I needed to hear a song just like that."
I've been a fan since Joshua Tree. Counting 2 shows for i+e, I've been to 28 shows. Respectable, but I know it pales in comparison to some uber-fans out there.
I have a fan blog: AchtungNinja.com
I still don't know what I'm doing, but it's fun learning and interacting with fellow fans.
"I thought 'pop' was a term of abuse, it seemed sort of insulting and lightweight. I didn't realise how cool it was. Because some of the best music does have a lightweight quality, it has a kind of oxygen in it, which is not to say it's emotionally shallow. We've had to get the brightly coloured wrapping paper right, because what's underneath is not so sweet."
- Bono describing the difference between the "surface" of the songs to "what lies beneath".
According to the booklet of 'Walk On', U2 says that the song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, in some parts of the lyrics U2 mentions the struggle of this woman to free her country.