FACT FOOD #393

Where the Streets Have No Name is the opening track of the 1987 U2 album The Joshua Tree. The lyrics for the song was inspired by a story Bono heard about the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland – “An interesting story that someone told me once is that in Belfast, by what street someone lives on you can tell not only their religion but tell how much money they’re making. You can almost tell what the people are earning by the name of the street they live on and what side of that street they live on. That said something to me, and so I started writing about a place Where the streets have no name”