'Sometimes I write lyrics and then we try to find the music to express those lyrics but most of the time it's about finding a feeling first and then trying to express that feeling...'
Excellent 10-minute feature for Song Exploder, as host Hrishikesh Hirway talks to Bono and Edge about the origins of 'Cedarwood Road'.
'10 Cedarwood Road is the address of Bono’s childhood home in Dublin. For the U2 song “Cedarwood Road,” Bono looked back to his life there as a teenager, when skinhead culture seeped into his neighborhood via the Seven Towers, housing projects that were built around that time. In this episode,Bono traces the arc from those memories to the lyrics of “Cedarwood Road,” and The Edge breaks down the process of how the music was written, with the original demo and the isolated tracks from the final recording.'