"I don't feel we were wrong but we wondered how people in the studio would react to this when so much money had gone into the colour and we were going back to the black and white."
- The Edge on Rattle and Hum being partly in black and white
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.