"I just wasn't prepared for the establishment to write me off just because I didn't fit into their academic concept."
-Adam, on his troubles in school
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.