"I think the Irish and Argentinian have a lot in common. We think too much... We drink too much... And we are religious - but we argue with God! And when we are not arguing with God... We argue with the British!"
- Bono, on the 3rd concert in La Plata, April 3rd 2011.
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.