"You know the thing about Larry's tattoo? That we didn't know until he told us a long time after the shoot. It's about protection of the innocence."
- Bono, 2014
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.