Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
by U2

Album: Achtung Baby (1991)


  • On the liner notes to Achtung Baby, they dedicate this to The Flaming Colossus, a popular celebrity hangout in Hollywood.
  • "It was a drinking song," Bono explained in the band bio U2 by U2, "and, of course, we weren't a band known for our imbibement of alcohol, although that was changing fast. Things other people had done at 18 or 19, like getting loaded and being irresponsible, I didn't get around to till I was in my late twenties living in LA... It's a song about drunk ambition but in the funniest sense, not so much megalomania but just the ambition to get home in one piece."

Comments: 3

  • Acrobat from Adelaide, AustraliaThis song IS about a hangover.
  • Marius from LüneburgI always relate this to a hangover ;)
  • Dawson from Draper, UtThis song is awesome. I love the line 'A women needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle'.
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