"I know U2 go into every album like it's their last one but even more this time I wanted the people around me that I loved to know exactly how I felt. So a lot of the songs are kind of letters, letters to Ali, letters to my sons and daughters, actually our sons and daughters."
- Bono on Songs of Experience
Dali, a name mentioned in the song 'Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World' refers to a Spanish surrealist artist. His most famous painting is one with melting clocks set against a desert landscape.