"I'm sure there are some great pop songs, but I want more out of music than just that. I want music with that X factor, music with that heart and soul."
- Bono, 1982
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.