"I'm the group lyricist and I have this incredible responsibility of putting into words what the musicians are expressing. I often feel that I achieve my purpose less when I am too specific, too precise, because there aren't any appropriate words for what I want to say."
- Bono, 1993
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.