"We've always wanted to make what you might describe as a blue record, an ambient record, an atmospheric record. U2 hasn't yet made an After Midnight record and I just thought it would be nice to have such a thing in our collection."
- Bono on Passengers
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.