The title refers to a hill with a single tree that Bono visited in even though one of them said they'd rather be inside playing video games. U2 roadie Greg Carroll died in a motorcycle accident on July 3, His funeral inspired Bono to write One Tree Hill. “His goal was to direct and produce videos and films.” Carroll was tragically stopped short of that goal. "One Tree Hill" is a song by Irish rock band U2 and the ninth track on their album The .. @U2. Retrieved 12 September ^ Lindell, Karen (31 May ). "Meet the Navajo woman in U2's 'One Tree Hill' Joshua Tree Tour video". @U2. No video was filmed for “One Tree Hill” at the time of release. However, a local television station, TVNZ, did compile some footage of U2 with Greg Carroll and.