"I wanted to make a very emotionally raw record about real life and the responsibilities that come with that life and the joy of just being alive, being awake, being able to do what you love, spending time with friends and family."
- Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind
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.