Another lost soul in the American Hinterland ...Born in New England ...raised in Va. Beach ...Educated at the Univ. of Nebraska ...married ...was Univ. of Ct Women's Basketball beat writer ...father of a wonderful girl ...divorced ...lost job ...now trying to figure out what the hell to do with my life after 40 ...U2 has been a part of my life since hearing 'War' album at 13 ...Don't really care that people think U2 stopped being relevant after 'One' ...U2 is the voice of my God and my soul ...
"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
did you know
In 2002, all four band members appeared on postage stamps in Ireland.