"I often use words not for what they mean but for what they sound like, the way they bump up against other words or things like that. I'm more interested in impression than detail at the moment."
- Bono on song writing
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.