"When you become that popular in such a short period, it can be hard to know where the ground is. You can get pretty out of touch. So as a band we slipped and slid all over the place. And we loosened up. We wanted to, because we were fed up with being the stoic men in the desert of those albums."
- Adam on the Joshua Tree period 2011
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.