"Playing October was a moment for me. Because really it's Edge's song.. Those chords and the way those notes fall holds a crowd. And me."
- Bono, 2015
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.