"We went to a karaoke bar the night we finished it. Edge wouldn't let me seize the microphone from a lad who was doing Vertigo"
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
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.