"We had an end of tour party in Atlanta. It was very emotional. The truck drivers, the steel riggers, coming up and saying, 'This is the greatest tour I've ever been on.' It had a spirit about it."
- Bono, on the Elevation Tour
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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.