"Bono and The Edge are like conductors. They listen to the auditions and assemble the songs by taking the melody from a demo, the chords from another, the strings from a third audition. With them a song is never finished."
- Ryan Tedder on working with U2
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.