"It was like a street gang. Humor was the weapon we chose to defend ourselves. Myself and Guggi, we gave each other the names. He gave me the name Bono, I've been known as Bono since I was 14, 15 years old. Guggi had no idea that Bono Vox means good voice or strong voice whatever."
- Bono on his youth friends, 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.