"I was exploring rock'n' roll guitar in the 21st century. Were there any new riffs to be discovered? 'Vertigo' is kind of an eternal riff. It's like it has always been there. Once I stumbled across it, that was a clue to where the album was going."
- Edge on recording the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album
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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.