"It's the sound of four people playing in a room, four people who have spent most of their lives together, but feeling like it's their first time. It really feels fresh to me."
- Bono on recording songs in 2000
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.