"It's never about competing with other bands. We compete with ourselves, with the idea of not becoming crap like everyone else does."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, 2005
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.