"They obviously didn't need it, it wasn't gonna help sell tickets. But we certainly shared a lot of common philosophies. We really bonded, I like them a lot, they're great guys to hang out with, I wish I saw them more often."
- Steve van Zandt on supporting U2 on the Joshua Tree tour
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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.