"I know some of the songs on War could be re-recorded and improved. With 'Drowning Man', it's perfection. It's one of the most successful pieces of recording we've ever done." - The Edge in 1985
The song Heartland is about a trip Bono and Adam made after the Joshua Tree tour through America by car, they passed many placed and states and Heartland contains phrases of Bono's journey of that trip.