"The song is based on the idea that sex is a conversation of sorts. On one level it's purely carnal but on another it's a prayer. It's an incredible thing to say to your lover or your maker: 'Your instructions, whatever the direction.'"
- Bono on Your Blue Room
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.