Every time you hear any of U2’s songs, you can be assured that it have some deeper meaning. A song that’s, at the first time, sound like an love song, doesn’t need to be about love. The problem is that the meaning is usually far from obvious and the understanding of the song isn’t helped by the fact that Bono is patently obscure when asked what the songs are about. But at the same time, U2 do have a message in their music and if the listener isn’t aware of what the song is about, so very much of the music is lost. The only sensible solution to the problem is to build a site that focus on what has been said about what the songs are about. The site consists entirely of contributions from fans all over the world and you are more then welcome to send me new entries – if you have read and understood the policy I have about contributions to U2MoL.
The first version of the site was created some time during the winter of 1994/1995, I’ve written down a short history of how U2MoL has evolved over time. If you have any indications of the date of when U2MoL was first published I would love to hear about it! I’ve searched the archives but I have not found my first articles in alt.fan.u2 or alt.music.u2.
The songs are listed at the first record the song was out on and in the order they appear on the album. I don’t count small singles, unless it’s the only record the song is on. E.g: Where the Streets Have No Name is listed under The Joshua Tree, not Rattle and Hum. Neither will any of the covers U2 have made be included, see the policy for contributions for an explanation of why.