"Bono was on fire with lyric and song ideas. His singing had reached a whole other level as if some spirit has entered his body pushing him into uncharted falsetto territory."
- Daniel Lanois on recording Achtung Baby
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.