"I wrote the lyric based on the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. It’s a story of intellectual wanderlust. The preacher wants to find out the meaning of life and so he tries a bit of everything. He tries knowledge, educates himself, reads every book, but that doesn’t do it. He tries travel, sees every sight, but that doesn’t do it. He tries win, woman and song, that doesn’t do it. All he says, is vanity, vanity of vanities, striving after wind."
- Bono on The Wanderer
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The show with the most snippets is an Innocence and Experience Tour show in Dublin, Ireland, performed on November, 28, 2015. The show contains 24 snippets thanks to songs like The Electric Co., Until The End Of The World, and Bullet The Blue Sky.