"The first part of the Vertigo tour was extremely difficult for all concerned because Bono was leaving the tour quite frequently to do his political lobbying. He was at times distracted. I'm deeply puzzled by how he managed this but, for the most part, he did."
- Paul McGuinness
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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.