"There are a couple of songs from the point of view of an active soldier in Afghanistan,and one of them, White As Snow, lasts the length of time it takes him to die."
- Bono, 2008, on No Line On The Horizon
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.