"I realized the real influence was probably Flannery O'Connor, so I developed this character called the Shadow Man and I'm managing to step into the shoes of the Shadow Man without any self-harm. It's quite a character."
- Bono on the character he plays for Exit on the Joshua Tree tour
Much of the song 'Drowning Man' is written from the point of view of David railing at God, but occasionally, it switches, and God replies. yet, the song is addressed to Adam Clayton.