"Singing ‘hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go, like I’m someone that you might know’ is a vulnerable thing to say to an audience."
- Bono before singing Iris (Hold Me Close) live, 2015
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.