Cumberland Coast

One - Framed Soundwave Art

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  • U2 inspired soundwave art. 
  • Framed and ready-to-hang with a black wood frame and museum-quality glass. 
  • Three size choices: Tabloid, Classic, Premium. 
  • Schedule a virtual visit if you're interested in an oversized custom design project. 
  • American made. 

U2 wrote this song in Berlin after toiling there for months trying to record Achtung Baby. The Berlin Wall had just fallen, so the band was hoping to find inspiration from the struggle and change that was coming to the region. Instead, they found themselves at odds with each other and unable to do much productive work.

This song came suddenly - the bones of it written in about 30 minutes by most accounts, and it rejuvenated the band creatively. When they left Berlin, they had little to show for it except for this song, but they were able to complete the album back home in Ireland with this song as the centerpiece.

Bono explained the meaning of this song to Rolling Stone in 2005: "It's a father-and-son story. I tried to write about someone I knew who was coming out and was afraid to tell his father. It's a religious father and son... I have a lot of gay friends, and I've seen them screwed up from unloving family situations, which just are completely anti-Christian. If we know anything about God, it's that God is love. That's part of the song. And then it's also about people struggling to be together, and how difficult it is to stay together in this world, whether you're in a band or a relationship."