"He played until the strings came off, his whole life came out of him. I was pushing him and pushing him. 'One more time, please Edge, one more time.' Finally, when we went for the take, one string broke and another string broke and he just kept playing harder and harder. And he has such a light touch, ordinarily, he's so gentle. All that left him for a kind of rage. And yet there's not one bum note in there. It's incredible."
- Bono on Edge recording Love Is Blindness
did you know
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.