"The Sacred Heart of Malibu" (2010)
This is a song developed for No Line on the Horizon which did not make the album.
This is a song which Bono played for Dutch author Bert van de Kamp, which he speaks about in his book “And They Called Him Bono”. The author spoke with Bono in 2009, and met with the band in 2010, and the book was released in 2010.
It has been suggested that “The Sacred Heart of Malibu” may have transitioned to “California” on Songs of Innocence, purely because of the locations mentioned. This has not been confirmed by any source close to the band.