"The raw emotion of Bono, musically one of their best songs. So many instrumental elements. One of the greatest opening tracks on any album. It sets the direction for their "new" sound on the album. "
what they said
"There was a boy who played classical guitar in the dorms. Whenever he played I always had an emotional connection. It spirited me away from the confines of school."
- Adam Clayton
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.