"The spirit of rock & roll is always about innovation and energy, fucking with the technology that was around. In the early days that were just this little printed circuits they overloaded and then you got distorted guitar and amplified instruments. It’s just a different kind of technology now, but I think it’s the same spirit. Our version of rock & roll is reflected in the song MOFO. That’s rock & roll."
- Bono, 1997
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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.