"I studied rock and roll and I grew up in Dublin in the '70s, music was an alarm bell for me, it woke me up to the world."
- Bono, 2004
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.