"These are songs of innocence, songs of experience. The central theme of that whole album is that naïveté is a powerful thing, in the sense that you are more powerful sometimes by not knowing what you're up against in this life."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
Twenty songs were recorded for Zooropa during the sessions, but ultimately 10 were chosen for the final track listing. One piece that was left off the record was "In Cold Blood", which featured somber lyrics written by Bono in response to the Bosnian War and was previewed prior to the album's release.