"I started the lyrics on my 18th birthday, and Edge made the magic with the guitar. It was probably also the first thing that thing worked, our relationship and the band coming into the room. Us all making each other better, that was the outcome, the band."
- Bono on Boy, 2022
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.