"There have been periods when Adam and I didn't particularly get along, over the years. Yet when I left Aislinn I moved into Adam's. I suppose that the other three are the closest friends I have."
- The Edge, 1990
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.