"I actually want to make quite a personal record. I tried to avoid any persona on the record. The song MOFO was first called The Return Of The Fly, like a B-movie and then it became the heaviest song maybe we ever written, I feel like my whole life is in that one tune. After work I might have developed a few personas."
- Bono on Pop, 1997
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.