"So proud of these songs... we really went there. I took the advice of my old friend and producer Jimmy Iovine who told me the person you have to be to write this album is a long way from where you live."
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
did you know
At one point when Jay Z and Beyonce were staying at Bono's house, his daughters were worried about him "boring the arses" off them about Africa.