"Rock 'n' Roll was always written from the point of view of men - or at least of boys pretending to be men - but we were doing something different." - Bono on Boy
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.