"Look, I deserve a slap. Every singer in a rock and roll band is going to step on somebodies toes, say the wrong thing, screw up. It's not that we don't deserve criticism, we are all up for that. But that poem business is ridiculous, it's a limerick."
- Bono on the criticism on his 'poem' for Ukraine read by Nancy Pelosi, 2022
did you know
Much of the Boy album's lyrics focus on thoughts and frustrations of adolescence. Some songs, including "I Will Follow", focus on the death of Bono's mother when he was 13.