"There’s two ways you become an artist. One is by being told by your family that you're
incredible and you've got something and you've got a lot of say. And the other is just being
completely ignored and I'm the latter there and I've more than made up for it."
- Bono, 2020
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.