"In a sense we set out to do something out of the ordinary, to sort of get away maybe from some of the caricatures of us and what we do that have been going around, certainly in Europe - to bring the whole thing that we do out of the black and white and into the grey."
- The Edge, 1985
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.