"The album doesn't seem to have any physical place that it's centred in. Instead, to me the songs feel like overheard conversations. It's like a movie that opens in he middle of a scene. You're brought immediately into the action." - Bono on Pop
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.