"My favorite song changes all the time. For a while it was a song we worked the least on, it sounded the most fresh. It was Grace. I really like Beautiful Day, that one when it first happened we were really enthusiastic. Every time I hear it on radio I think, that's good, that's strong."
- Edge on All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
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Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.