"I'd love to do a straightforward, fuck-off rock and roll album with this band. This band, they've been there before, they have always had greatness in between them. I felt like I just caught up with them on this last tour. They hit some powerful stuff, I'd love to find songs that could contain that fire."
- Bono, 2019
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.