"We don't do this for the money- we have loads of it. We're doing this for something much more worse actually. We're doing this for self respect."
- Bono on the Popmart tour, 1997
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.