"Songs of Experience has to feel like it's justified, that it's relevant, and if we don't feel it's very good, then I imagine we'll just scrap it, and it'll become something else."
- Adam Clayton
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.