"We should have a minute's silence for those people who saw this as an atrocity. I think the company was trying to be generous and so were we."
- Bono on releasing Songs of Innocence for free via Apple
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.