"I think the Irish and Argentinian have a lot in common. We think too much... We drink too much... And we are religious - but we argue with God! And when we are not arguing with God... We argue with the British!"
- Bono, on the 3rd concert in La Plata, April 3rd 2011.
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.