"And then I saw Adam, and he just looked so cool. And I said; 'I want to be in a rock 'n' roll band with him'."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
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.