"Our house in the weekends is just one big party. We play music, people stay over. It's more like a train station than perhaps Ali would like it, but there's a lot of laughter in the house."
- Bono, 2009
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.