"This album is an actual physical landscape. There are places & details & fragments of a real life rather than an imaginary life."
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
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.