"It's arcade music but at the base it's a kind of dark energy that we're tapping into. It's us trying to get into somebody's head. What we were trying to do is recreate that feeling of sensory overload." - Bono on "Numb"
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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.