"It can be frustrating at times when they sometimes take a song and work it into the ground, then work it back to life again. That's what happened with Stand Up Comedy. I was thinking the other day that Edge has probably heard the song more times than even the most dedicated U2 fan ever will."
- Brian Eno on U2's recording proces
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Twenty songs were recorded for Zooropa during the sessions, but ultimately 10 were chosen for the final track listing. One piece that was left off the record was "In Cold Blood", which featured somber lyrics written by Bono in response to the Bosnian War and was previewed prior to the album's release.