"The ability of songs to split up a bad marriage or keep a good one together, to stop you getting thrown out of a pub, to take you on adventures, to tell you what to do, how to dress, how to behave, it's all there. That's where the intelligent life is."
- Bono, 2015
did you know
During the recording sessions of Achtung Baby, the band were working on a primitive version of Mysterious Ways called 'Sick Puppy'. During these versions, The Edge improvised a chord progression that the rest of the band worked with. From that chord progression the song 'One' was born, ultimately changing the outlook of the sessions and more importantly, keeping the band together.