"The first three songs (Love Is All We Have Left, The Blackout, Lights of Home) deal with mortality. Then we felt like, now we have to go back to the beginning very quickly to start the story from where it really starts. The early days".
- The Edge on playing Gloria in 2018
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.