"I actually think it's about sex in Dublin as a teenager. It's about finding a place where you can be with your girlfriend, which was a real problem at the time."
- Bono on the song 'Another time, Another Place'
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.