"I wanted to make a very emotionally raw record about real life and the responsibilities that come with that life and the joy of just being alive, being awake, being able to do what you love, spending time with friends and family."
- Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind
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.