"I just got embarrassed. I do think U2 pushes out the boat on embarrassment quite a lot. Maybe that is where to be as an artist, write at the edge of your level of pain and level of embarrassment. The lyrics as well, I feel that on Boy and other albums it was sketched as very unique and original material but I don't think I filled in the details. I look back and be oh god."
- Bono on hearing his own voice and early lyrics, 2022
did you know
The song 'Wire' is about a sort of fascination with death and heroin use.