"There have been periods when Adam and I didn't particularly get along, over the years. Yet when I left Aislinn I moved into Adam's. I suppose that the other three are the closest friends I have."
- The Edge, 1990
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Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.