"At the very end of an album you’re at the height of your powers in terms of writing, arranging and performing. It’s a shame that you have to stop then and start the other phase of what we do, which is playing live. This time we haven’t really stopped. Bono is trying to capitalize on that momentum and that sharpness.”
- The Edge prior to the Innocence and Experience tour
The Edge said the song 'If God Will Send His Angels' is about a woman beaten by her husband, and she tells him her feelings and hopes.