"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
Dali, a name mentioned in the song 'Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World' refers to a Spanish surrealist artist. His most famous painting is one with melting clocks set against a desert landscape.