"There are a couple of songs from the point of view of an active soldier in Afghanistan,and one of them, White As Snow, lasts the length of time it takes him to die."
- Bono, 2008, on No Line On The Horizon
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"Crumbs from Your Table" is about the relationship between Western countries and developing countries. The verses and chorus address the relationship from the perspective of citizens from the developing world, focusing on the disparity between the long-term socioeconomic planning stressed by the Westand the developing world's immediate need for sustenance.