"I'm the group lyricist and I have this incredible responsibility of putting into words what the musicians are expressing. I often feel that I achieve my purpose less when I am too specific, too precise, because there aren't any appropriate words for what I want to say."
- Bono, 1993
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.