"The sound of 'Zooropa' as a whole is just so out there and experimental, and every song is uniquely awesome ('Stay's' incredible imagery, 'Daddy's Gonna Pay's' fantastic intro, 'Zooropa's' powerful transition in the middle)."
"'Zooropa' is incredible. The transition into 'and I have no compass' is powerful every time I hear it, and the last line 'She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in, she gonna dream out loud' has always stood out to me."
"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
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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.