"As i recall, 'Fire' was our attempt at a single. God knows where our heads were at! There was something good about it - I just can't remember what it was."
- Bono on the song Fire from the October album
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.