"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
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.