"Last Night on Earth" (1993)

Demo Song

Background Information

“Last Night on Earth” was a song originally developed for Zooropa and later developed and released on 1997’s Pop album.

In BP Fallon’s book Faraway So Close, Fallon tells stories of visiting the control room while U2 is working on Zooropa. He says the band had a number of songs they were working on:

Titles float around like confetti, like ‘Last Night on Earth’ and the crazed instrumental ‘Nosejob’. Another song is called ‘Untidy Life’ and ‘Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Car Crash’ has lyrics that go “dressed up like a car crash, leather and chrome…” and then there’s the poignant beauty of “If God Will Send His Angels’.

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