"I'm sure there are some great pop songs, but I want more out of music than just that. I want music with that X factor, music with that heart and soul."
- Bono, 1982
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.