"There's a small population of U2 fans that really 'get' us. If we could play a concert to just them, that would be a dream of ours. If only there was someone who could identify and lable these fans and assemble them for us....even give them a name, that would be really helpful."
- Larry Mullen jr., 1997
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.