"I'm a student, and so is my friend Edge. We’re students of songwriting. We don’t mind if we're humiliated to find a great song. These song-driven people we worked with on our last albums know a lot about songs. You say, “But you're U2 — you don’t need that.” What’s interesting is that we want that."
- Bono, 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.