Bono and Noel Gallagher of Oasis talked about how Bono's father wasn't really a religious person and Noel told Bono that he was "One step closer to knowing" when he died. Bono decided to write this song about his late father because of the conversation.
Kevin from Quebec, Canadalinkin park has a song with the same title even though i have never heard this song i guarantee you thats its better than linkin parks
Ashwin from Philadelphia, PaThis description is not entirely accurate, or at least not entirely complete. After Bono's father passed away, he spoke with Gallagher and mentioned that, by the end of his life, his Dad had kind of lost his faith. Gallagher asked if he didn't believe in God, and Bono replied that he thought his Father didn't know. Gallagher than poignantly responded something along the lines of, "Well, he's one step closer to knowing."