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Leslie Michele Derrough
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The lyrics about "The old man" were interpreted by some fans to be about homosexuality. While U2 did not intend it that way, songs like this and "Stories For Boys" earned them a large gay following.
The album shows a shirtless, 7-year-old boy on the cover. The American release had an alternate cover with a black and white photo of the band to avoid controversy.
An early version is on the B-side of "Another Day," U2's second single, which was released only in Ireland.
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