"The ability of songs to split up a bad marriage or keep a good one together, to stop you getting thrown out of a pub, to take you on adventures, to tell you what to do, how to dress, how to behave, it's all there. That's where the intelligent life is."
- Bono, 2015
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.