"We wanted to make a very personal album... Let's try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys—first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that's hard. But we went there."
- Bono on Songs Of Innocence
did you know
Dutch artist Herman Brood was asked by Bono to paint the cover of the Best of 1990-2000 compilation but died (committed suicide) before he could finish it.