"I felt like a Kafka bureaucrat, overwhelmed by the machinery. The trick is to dominate the mechanism, be the ghost in the machine, when we do overcome the lights and the screen, the result is magnificent. I promise you tomorrow the result will be different."
- Bono on the Popmart show on Dec 2. in Mexico, the day before the videoshoot
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.