"What we’re looking for is real people, people who have real emotions, and people in Dublin are actually quite real. They’re in no hurry to get on, in no hurry to break down The System. There, The System is broken by apathy."
- Bono, 1979
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.