Album: Playing The Angel (2005)
Charted: 4 71
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  • Martin Gore wrote this song about his divorce from Suzanne Boisvert, and the impact it had on their children. Gore said that his marriage had become "a charade," and felt awful about letting it get to that point:

    I thought we'd manage
    But words left unspoken
    Left us so brittle
    There was so little left to give
  • Although this is a very personal song for Martin Gore, it was sung by their main vocalist, Dave Gahan, which was standard procedure for the band. The Playing The Angel album was a turning point though, because Gahan wanted to write half the songs on the set; he settled for three after their producer, Ben Hillier, talked him down.
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Comments: 4

  • Jeff from Austin, TxAmazing song... as good as anything they ever did.
  • Chris from Louisville , KyDepeche Mode's best song.
  • David from New York, NyThis song is borderline hypnotic. Really sad and beautiful.
  • Jonathan from Fayetteville, NcI really love this song...
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