"That song 'MoFo' is hardcore. If I could put my whole life into one song, it'd be something close to that. It's a funny thing to be able to say - that a song sums you up - cause maybe that means you're not that interesting after all."
- Bono in 1997
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.