Over the years, Bono started more and more to reference other songs during live performances of songs. What started small in the eighties got a bit out of hand in the past two decades. Loved by some, hated by others: the legends and facts of "snippets" of other songs during U2 live performances over the years.
"My ideas about love are probably very unromantic. I see love as a decision not made in the heat of the moment. I see it as an enduring thing that doesn't depend on feelings to verify it."
- Bono while discussing Every Breaking Wave
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.