Bono has revealed the reason why U2's songs are often so emotive - because he uses lyrics from passionate speeches he has written.

The Irish rocker admits the group's lyrics are often culled from things he's written to address causes he supports.

Bono says, "You can have 1,000 ideas, but unless you capture an emotion, it's an essay. I'm always writing speeches or articles for causes I believe in.

"That's probably what I would have done if I wasn't in music."

09/08/2004 09:24