from u2.com, Article: "No Line on the Horizon" 10 February 2009
Several of the songs, Bono explained, were written in the third person. "..I allowed myself to wear the clothes of characters that wandered into my imagination.
And then there's this song that is called '*Tripoli*' [eventually called *Fez-Being Born*] at the moment, which is this guy on a motorcycle, a Moroccan French cop, who's going AWOL. He drives through France and Spain down to this village outside of Cadiz where you can actually see the fires of Africa burning..."
Chris Taguchi chris.taguchigmail.com ( 3rd of April 2009)