"When we were a garageband from a garageland someone said we we're never able to make it out of the room. I love it here!"
- Bono, the Netherlands, 1982
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.