"We laugh, Irish people lough a lot, I live in a house full of laughter. I get high and low, I'm more up and down but Irish people are full of laughter and I find the American way funny, I do, it's very funny, I don't laughing at it, it's just the madness of places New York, isn't it."
- Bono, 1997
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.