"I used to write every single essay about going to the beach. If they asked me about the moon, I'd write 'I went to the moon and discovered a beach!' That's the truth!'"
- Bono in an interview, 1980
The original working title of "Exit" was "Executioner's Song" because U2 was using a lot of literature as their jumping off point for the songs in terms of just taking their work in a slightly different direction.