"The concert in the RDS was the most successful concert of its size I've ever been at in Dublin. There was such an atmosphere of celebration, from the front rows to the back. That kind of feeling between band and audience always leaves me breathless."
- Bono on the ZooTV shows in Dublin, 1993
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.