"When I Look At The World was written from the perspective of two characters, where the chorus is how the cynic is kind of in awe of this other character who has maintained optimism and face."
- The Edge, 2020
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.