Each of the eleven songs has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we will try to unravel some of those stories. Stories that trace back many years, stories about how musically bright songs can have very dark themes.
"I don't know if it's possible for us to make something current that is meaningful, not just to our audience but to the times we live in. But that's kind of the job for me and I'm not ready to give it up. I think it's unlikely that we'll pull it off, but then so has the last 20 years been unlikely." - Bono, 2011
did you know
The final track on the Boy album, "Shadows and Tall Trees", gives a nod to William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies; it shares its name with a chapter from the book.