"When I Look At The World was inspired by the idea of a cynic having somebody in their live that was avoiding any cynicism, it was really more representative of what we all face, when it's just hard to maintain optimism and a positive outlook where you just want to surrender to the cynicism and hopelessness."
- The Edge on When I Look At The World, 2020
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.