"We went to a karaoke bar the night we finished it. Edge wouldn't let me seize the microphone from a lad who was doing Vertigo"
- 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.