"I don't think I've ever come home from a tour the same person I left, so there is always a moment where the people you come home to wonder if you're going to get on with them. Or if they even want you in the house."
- Bono, 1990
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.