"When I Look At The World was written from the perspective of two characters, where the chorus is how the cynic is kind of in awe of this other character who has maintained optimism and face."
- The Edge, 2020
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.