"It is about sexuality and transcendence, a playful piece about wanting to get off, or, in this case, to literally get off the ground. I can't actually remember writing it. It was all over in minutes, which is probably not the greatest admission to make in a song about sex." - Bono
''With U2 it is so often the sound that sets the tone of the song. ''Elevation'' was one of those songs. It started with a really cool sound that I got with a vintage pedal that Danny brought in. Adam Clayton came into his own on "Elevation" because he is the hip-hop man in the band and there is a real hip-hop attitude in the rhythm section. And then Bono got on the mike and improvized.'' - The Edge
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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