"My sister died in 1973 and then my mother died in 1976. In some ways, both events defined the kind of person I've become. My mother's death certainly catapulted me in the band's direction."
- Larry Mullen jr.
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I Will Follow is written from Bono's mother's point of view and is a song about unconditional love, which is what a mother has for her child.