''We're into the politics of people, we're not into politics. Like you talk about Northern Ireland, 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' people sort of think, 'Oh, that time when 13 Catholics were shot by British soldiers'; that's not what the song is about. You know people are dying every single day through bitterness and hate, and we're saying why? What's the point? And you can move that into places like El Salvador and other similar situations – people dying.'' - Larry Mullen
"This is not a rebel song." - Bono
"Let's forget the politics, let's stop shooting each other and sit around the table and talk about it. There are a lot of bands taking sides saying politics is crap, etc. Well, so what! The real battle is people dying, that's the real battle.'' - Larry Mullen
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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