In his notes for Songs Of Experience, Bono mentions his "brush with mortality," a health scare that rocked him to the core.
"I was on the receiving end of a shock to the system myself, a shock that left me clinging on to my own life like a raft," he writes. "It's an arresting experience. I was arrested."
Bono paints a picture of his near death experience during this track.
If there is a light We can't always see And there is a world We can't always be
Bassist Adam Clayton explained to The Sun: "There are a lot of songs about light in the U2 repertoire. It's an image of faith and obviously people having near-death experiences describe seeing a bright light. So these are themes that are being spoken about."
"Here Comes Your Man" is the closest the Pixies came to a hit in America. It was rumored to be about a drug dealer, but Black Francis says it's just a story about some hobos who travel by train and die in an earthquake.