"Most of the lyrics for Boy were written while on stage. They were written under improvised circumstances, while on stage, closest to the song. As soon as I sit down, the soon as I try to write and put a pen in my hand my head gets in the way and I start to write rubbish."
- Bono, 1981
did you know
U2 were supposed to play three songs at Live Aid - Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad, and Pride, U2's big hit at the time. Ultimately, U2 just played Sunday Bloody Sunday and a very long version of Bad.