Behind the song: ''Beautiful Day'' by U2
The video for 'Beautiful Day' was shot on the runway, which I couldn't believe we got permission for. The Concorde had recently crashed and they were very sensitive about the runway. But it was a beautiful day, literally. I had a character in mind, who was just a little half-cocked, a kind of uber-Bono." - Bono
''The moment it got exciting was when Bono hit on the lyric: 'It's a beautiful day.' It seems in some ways such a banal sort of lyric, but combined with the music something wild happened and we all recognized it. Then Brian Eno contribution was that fantastically Euro kick drum opening and keyboard line, and that gave us the clue as to where it should go next." - The Edge
''This song is about a man who has lost everything, but finds joy in what he still has." - Bono
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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