'....the most succesful pop song we've ever written. You can see there is a certain craft to the songwriting. I use the word 'pop' in the best possible sense; pop for me is an easily understood thing, you listen to it and you comprehend it almost immediately. You relate to it instinctively. A lot of the LP isn't like that at all.'
Bono, speaking in the 1980's
'Because of the situation in our country non-violent struggle was such an inspiring concept. Even so when Bono told me he wanted to write about King, at first I said, 'Woah, that's not what we're about.' Then he came in and sang the song and it felt right, it was great. When that happens there's no argument. It just was.'
Edge, speaking to Q Magazine, December 1998