I was thinking... The line in "Where the Streets Have No Name," something about 'battered and blown by the wind.' Is it just me, or is this a possible reference to Dante's Inferno, where the first ring of hell had the doomed lovers generally harassed by really strong wind? (Unfortunately, I'm not at home, so I can't look up the exact lyrics and text. Le sigh.)
Just something to think about. Whatcha'll gotta say 'bout it?