"We will never leave Dublin, the people we trust and love are there. It works out much better for England. When we come over for a month's tour we put all our energies into that period. We come in like a fist, like a punch to the gut, BOOM!, and then we leave and take it out."
- Bono, 1982
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.