"When Bono first started the road of going and campaigning there was definite unease and a little bit of fear. We've worked as a band for such a long time, the idea that somebody would not be around when you are in the studio working, that was kind of a scary thought. When Bono came back from this trips, he had sheets and sheets of lyrics. Him being away actually really suited him and us. As Bono said, he's better in small doses and I second that."
- Larry, 2005
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.