"It's arcade music but at the base it's a kind of dark energy that we're tapping into. It's us trying to get into somebody's head. What we were trying to do is recreate that feeling of sensory overload." - Bono on "Numb"
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.