I just relaized something: lyrically the album reflects the hard times the band were going through such as crises of fatih, which in a way can be a theme for the album. But the following album "War" is kinda the same thing, hence a bit more harder and angrier to an extent musically and lyriclly.
October deals with finding faith in God while War can be just the same thing except the band rocks harder with that album. But unlike War, October deals it in a more energetic yet peaceful and at times sobbering manner than War. Songs like "Tomorrow" and "Scarlet" evoke times of, the former, anguish and, the latter, serenty.
I guess I may not be doing a good job here but I guess what I'm trying to say is that the lyical transition from October to War is just mesmerizing: From October being spirtually serching to War being spiritually angry with everything. And that sense of spiritual confilict, to me at least, won't mature until The Unforgettable Fire, a more mature "October", and The Joshua Tree, nearly the opposite of "War".
Speaking of "War", if anybody is a fan of U2's third album, might I suggest of creating a worship thread for that album cause I also love that album just as much. Otherwise I can make it.
Ok, I've stopped rambleing. LOL