"We break up all the time. Usually after the good albums. It's really trying for the male echo to suffer the introspection that right and great songs takes. And the extraspection of your mates criticising what you do. We have broken up many times. We all have gone through moments when somebody stepped on our toe, and I have been in a huff and a puff. But in U2, presently, we are okay with that. But I don't know for how long."
- Bono on U2's longevity, 2022
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.