"Having gone through the other albums in our formative years, in a sense now I think we've got a very good grasp of the power and potential of music and where we can take it."
- Adam Clayton, 1987
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.