"What the song did capture eloquently was the sense of doom that surrounded the death of small close-knit mining communities."
- Bono on the song 'Red Hill Mining Town'
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.