"When I'm on stage I transform myself into someone else, a strange chemical process takes place inside of me. I become fearless and I come out of myself."
- Bono, 2016
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.