"We're trying to get down into the middleweight. Because that's the only place where there's company."
- Bono on if U2 remains best band of the world, 2009
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.