In the debut of a new HBO series called “Off the Record” which is, of course, not off the record, Dave Stewart (formerly of the Eurythmics) interviewed Bono and The Edge about… well… being Bono and The Edge. In the midst of it, Stewart asks Bono about whether he feels like God is behind his lyrics. Bono responds:
“We’ve all heard singers and musicians go, ‘I’m just a force for God and God uses me,’ and I’m just thinking, Could God have written all of these crap songs?”
He then went on saying that he tries to step aside and to take the song’s journey and that if in that process he meets God, well then, well done. I love that.