Leave it to one of the most influential bands of the century to write a song about one of the bandmate's daughters and have it become an international sensation. Following the birth of his daughter, The Edge wrote "Original of the Species" and the band made it a hit. The Edge explained, "The last time I cried was listening to that song. It was a song Bono started on the last record about my daughter Holly. He's her godfather. The lyric became more universal. About being young and full of doubt about yourself. He probably won't agree, but I think it has connotations for Bono, looking back to when he was 20."
The song begins:
Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart
I’ll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind