"It's a song about an impossible relationship and someone looking at what's happening. In those kind of situations, observing and the desire to intervene can poison everything."
- Bono on Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
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.