"There was a lot of reflection going on in the band. That was the album where we got serious about songwriting. We got tough on our songwriting. We worked very, very hard."
- The Edge on All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2020
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.