"I thought of the songs that got me through my life, and I wanted to write it there and then with Edge, and he said he was ‘kind of hiding these chords away from me’: ‘If you jump off these chords, if you’re ready to jump, there’s some great melodies for you here ... Here they are!’ And we got there. Yeah, there’s a tiny little bit of Elton John thrown in there, I think."
- Bono on Your Song Saved My Life, 2021
did you know
During the Achtung Baby recordings Bono often howled his frustration on mistakes, after a while the band imposed a new band rule: the hyped-up Bono is permanently forbidden to drink coffee.