"Now I know in recent times the world has been reminded that America is an idea that doesn't even belong to a lot of Americans. For many Black Americans, Lady Liberty's torch is far from a beacon of hope, it's often a flashlight in the face."
- Bono, June 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.