"We went to a karaoke bar the night we finished it. Edge wouldn't let me seize the microphone from a lad who was doing Vertigo"
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
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.