"Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience became the model for what we were doing... you get to go back and rediscover that innocence of being in a band, those joyous melodies and write about the things that formed you."
- Bono, 2014
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.