"A lot of the time I feel like I should put a cap on my head and a sign over my car with "Taxi" written on it. I spend a lot of time ferrying children, including other people's children, to various houses."
- Larry Mullen jr, 2009
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.