"My mother's death in a rood traffic accident in November 1978 was in the end, what made my mind up with regard to the band. I am not saying I wouldn't have jumped had she lived but, after her death, there was nowhere else I wanted to be."
- Larry Mullen jr.
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.