"A U2 concert is not complete if this song isn't played."
what they said
"I've written a song for Nina Simone called 'Love Is Blindness but I Don't Want to See'. I wrote a gospel tune for the Neville Brothers called 'One Love'. If somebody's music inspires me I write them a song."
- Bono, 1989
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.