"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 name Achtung Baby was chosen so that their new album could not be taken seriously because on their last album Rattle and Hum, they were critically attacked. Achtung means attention is German: "Attention, Baby," is the literal translation.