"I think the lyric writing was influenced by the choice of album title, Boy. It was Bono's suggestion, without actually offering a full explanation. Boy had a strength and clarity about it."
- The Edge on U2's first album
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.