This is actually part of the 15th Anniversary reissue of my debut that goes on presale Friday, and it's timely because the song is about something that happened on November 3rd, 1996. It's called "ElevenThree". I always pictured it as my show-closer and probably my best "ballad", like U2's "One". I think that's actually what I was trying to make when I made it.
I've also got a blog coming out tomorrow afternoon about its history, where it comes from, how it's changed me and how I hope it changes others. If you're interested it will be the most recent post on www.enderbowen.com tomorrow.
Please let me know what you think and thank you for asking me to share!
"Everytime I sat with him he said one thing to me; would you ever take off those fucking glasses?"
- Bono about his relationship with his late father, 2006
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.