corianderstem (corianderstem) wrote in u2,

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet

So I'm reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie (and yes, I bought it because of the song), and it's a good read, if different than what I was expecting ...

... and bam! Here are the lyrics, right in the book, as a song written by the main male character. While I knew Rushdie had written the lyrics to the song, I thought they were merely based on the book.

Looks like they didn't change much for the song itself. Here's how they appear in the book:

All my life, I worshipped her. Her golden voice, her beauty's beat. How she made us feel, how she made me real, and the ground beneath her feet.
And now I can't be sure of anything, black is white, and cold is heat; for what I worshipped stole my love away, it was the ground beneath her feet.
She was my ground, my favorite sound, my country road, my city street, my sky above, my only love, and the ground beneath my feet.
Go lightly down your darkened way, go lightly underground, I'll be down there in another day, I won't rest until you're found.
Let me love you true, let me rescue you, let me lead you to where two roads meet. O come back above, where there is only love, and the ground's beneath your feet.

Now I need to go and listen to the song a few hundred times.
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