"I was thinking about this awful nightclub we've all been to. You're supposed to be having a great time and everything's extraordinary around you and the drinks are the price of buying a bar in a Third World country. You're there and you're doing it and you're having it and you sort of don't want to be there."
- Bono on the Vertigo lyrics
did you know
One recording of the song One Step Closer ran for more than 15 minutes, with Bono adding many verses that were subsequently dropped.