"Edge often says to me “Bono, nobody listens to the lyrics…” and he’s part winding me up, but part pointing out that music is its own language. My father did not speak Italian but he knew those operas… or maybe it is fairer to say they knew him."
- Bono in a letter to Andrea Bocelli, 2020
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.