"When I Look At The World was inspired by the idea of a cynic having somebody in their live that was avoiding any cynicism, it was really more representative of what we all face, when it's just hard to maintain optimism and a positive outlook where you just want to surrender to the cynicism and hopelessness."
- The Edge on When I Look At The World, 2020
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.