"We had no sense that it could survive, because it's so fragile on the album. But it got so much potency as a track and a piece of music. The music surprised us in the end. On the album it's so subtle. It's so sexy and Bono knocked it out of the park as a singer and a music writer with this one."
- The Edge on playing If You Wear That Velvet Dress live, 2020
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The Popmart stage design, which looked like a supermarket, appealed to Bono as a supermarket, with its myriad choices and temptations, could function as a metaphor for U2's songs, as they often deal with the struggle between desire and faith.