"The song has a bit of swagger to it to sweeten the pill. It's about the reason why I'm in a band--and why a lot of people who I meet have taken up electric guitar or whatever it is. There is a hole that you're attempting to fill as a painter, or a filmmaker or a shouter in a rock group,
and that's how you turn the pain of what's happened to you in your life into some kind of blessing."
- Bono on Mofo, 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.