"Working with B.B. King is a mixed blessing because he's the only guy I know that when he moves back from the microphone his voice gets louder. I feel like a little girl when I'm singing with him."
- Bono, 1989
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.