"When I Look At The World was inspired by the idea of a cynic having somebody in their live that was avoiding any cynicism, it was really more representative of what we all face, when it's just hard to maintain optimism and a positive outlook where you just want to surrender to the cynicism and hopelessness."
- The Edge on When I Look At The World, 2020
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.