"The theme of the album was a flirtation with death, nuclear fission, the raw material for a power plant or for weapons of total destruction."
- Bono on The Unforgettable Fire
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.