"I had to learn that I wasn't necessarily built for rock'n' roll. I have to work up to a professional vanity. I needed a bit of a mask, to step into because I felt like a charlatan."
- Bono, 2009
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.