"Now I know in recent times the world has been reminded that America is an idea that doesn't even belong to a lot of Americans. For many Black Americans, Lady Liberty's torch is far from a beacon of hope, it's often a flashlight in the face."
- Bono, June 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.