"Singing ‘hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go, like I’m someone that you might know’ is a vulnerable thing to say to an audience."
- Bono before singing Iris (Hold Me Close) live, 2015
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.