"In the beginning we were just writing songs about your girlfriend, the backseat of your car, if you had a car! In my case it was the backseat of a motorcycle."
- Bono on stage in 1987
Bono wrote the song 'Out of Control' on his 18th birthday. It is about a feeling of having no control. Nothing changes now that your eighteen and never does. Feeling the pain from his mothers death and having no control over that or anything else.