"The sound of 'Zooropa' as a whole is so out there and experimental, and every song is uniquely awesome ('Lemon's' imagery, 'Daddy's Gonna Pay's' intro, 'Zooropa's' powerful transition in the middle)."
"'Zooropa' is incredible. The transition into 'and I have no compass' is powerful every time I hear it, and the last line 'She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in, she gonna dream out loud' has always stood out to me."
"Bono's really the lyricist but I ride shotgun. I help by being a sounding board, but I'll throw in the odd line that'll stick."
- The Edge about his co-songwriting role on Songs of Innocence
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.