"The power of one man's goodness is like a candle that makes the darkness recede...If every man were a candle there would be no darkness"
Apart from being a great writer/composer Bono and his crew have made such important contributions to public awareness through their art,regarding the social, economic and political needs of third world countries.
There is a need to take responsibility, to take action. A need to unite. A need, Bono says "...to tear down the walls that hold us back inside...to reach out and touch the flame, where the streets have no name..."
I'm unsure if the underlying vision of U2's music will be completely realised in our time but the seeds have truly been sown and to those with whom their music resonates, it's impact will be felt.
"One" is a song about human frailty. It's a song about our fears, our aspirations, our need for hope. In the end, what we do has an effect on everyone and everything around us. We are all interconnected.