"It's a story about a man who's been up all night drinking, and when he gets home, he can't put the key in the door."
- Adam Clayton introducing Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World in Detroit, 1992
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.