depechemode dot tokyo (Since 1997)

The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped (Single Version) 3.51
  2. Come with me
    Into the trees
    We'll lay on the grass
    And let the hours pass
    Take my hand
    Come back to the land
    Let's get away
    Just for one day
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Metropolis
    Has nothing on this
    You're breathing in fumes
    I taste when we kiss
    Take my hand
    Come back to the land
    Where everything's ours
    For a few hours
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Let me hear you
    Make decisions
    Without your television
    Let me hear you speaking
    Just for me
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Let me hear you speaking
    Just for me
    Let me see you
    Stripped down to the bone
    Let me hear you crying
    Just for me
  3. A Question Of Lust (Single Version) 4.30
  4. Fragile
    Like a baby in your arms
    Be gentle with me
    I'd never willingly
    Do you harm
    Apologies
    Are all you ever seem to get from me
    But just like a child
    You make me smile
    When you care for me
    And you know...
    It's a question of lust
    It's a question of trust
    It's a question of not letting
    What we've built up
    Crumble to dust
    It is all of these things and more
    That keep us together
    Independence
    Is still important for us though (we realise)
    It's easy to make
    The stupid mistake
    Of letting go (do you know what I mean)
    My weakness
    You know each and every one (it frightens me)
    But I need to drink
    More than you seem to think
    Before I'm anyone's
    And you know...
    It's a question of lust
    It's a question of trust
    It's a question of not letting
    What we've built up
    Crumble to dust
    It is all of these things and more
    That keep us together
    Kiss me goodbye
    When I'm on my own
    But you know that I'd
    Rather be home
    It's a question of lust
    It's a question of trust
    It's a question of not letting
    What we've built up
    Crumble to dust
    It is all of these things and more
    That keep us together
  5. A Question Of Time (Single Version) 4.00
  6. I've got to get to you first
    Before they do
    It's just a question of time
    Before they lay their hands on you
    And make you just like the rest
    I've got to get to you first
    It's just a question of time
    Well now you're only fifteen
    And you look good
    I'll take you under my wing
    Somebody should
    They've persuasive ways
    And you'll believe what they say
    It's just a question of time
    It's running out for you
    It won't be long
    Until you do
    Exactly what they want you to
    I can see them nowHanging around
    To mess you up
    To strip you down
    And have their fun
    With my little one
    It's just a question of time
    It's running out for you
    It won't be long
    Until you do
    Exactly what they want you to
    It won't be long
    Until you do
    Exactly what they want you to
    Sometimes I don't blame them
    For wanting you
    You look good
    And they need something to do
    Until I look at you
    And then I condemn them
    I know my kind
    What goes on in our minds
    It's just a question of timeIt should be better
    It's just a question of time
    It should be better with you
    It's just a question of time
  7. Strangelove (Single Version) 3.47
  8. There'll be times
    When my crimes
    Will seem almost unforgivable
    I give in to sin
    Because you have to make this life livable
    But when you think I've had enough
    From your sea of love
    I'll take more than another riverful
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile
    Strangelove
    Strange highs and strange lows
    Strangelove
    That's how my love goes
    Strangelove
    Will you give it to me
    Will you take the pain
    I will give to you
    Again and again
    And will you return it
    There'll be days
    When I stray
    I may appear to be
    Constantly out of reach
    I give in to sin
    Because I like to practice what I preach
    I'm not trying to say
    I'll have it all my way
    I'm always willing to learn
    When you've got something to teach
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile
    Pain will you return it
    I'll say it again - pain
    Pain will you return it
    I won't say it again
    I give in
    Again and again
    I give in
    Will you give it to be
    I give in
    I'll say it again
    I give in
    I give in
    Again and again
    I give in
    That's how my love goes
    I give in
    I'll say it again
    I give in
  9. Never Let Me Down Again (Single Version) 4.22
  10. I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend
    I hope he never lets me down again
    He knows where he's taking me
    Taking me where I want to be
    I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend

    We're flying high
    We're watching the world pass us by
    Never want to come down
    Never want to put my feet back down
    On the ground

    I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend
    I hope he never lets me down again
    Promises me I'm safe as houses
    As long as I remember who's wearing the trousers
    I hope he never lets me down again

    We're flying high
    We're watching the world pass us by
    Never want to come down
    Never want to put my feet back down
    On the ground

    Never let me down

    See the stars, they're shining bright
    Everything's alright tonight
  11. Behind The Wheel (Single Version) 4.02
  12. My little girl
    Drive anywhere
    Do what you want
    I don't care

    Tonight
    I'm in the hands of fate
    I hand myself
    Over on a plate

    Now

    Oh little girl
    There are times when I feel
    I'd rather not be
    The one behind the wheel

    Come
    Pull my strings
    Watch me move
    I do anything

    Please

    Sweet little girl
    I prefer
    You behind the wheel
    And me the passenger

    Drive
    I'm yours to keep
    Do what you want
    I'm going cheap

    Tonight

    You're behind the wheel tonight
  13. Personal Jesus (Single Version) 3.46
  14. Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who cares
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who's there
    Feeling unknown
    And you're all alone
    Flesh and bone
    By the telephone
    Lift up the receiver
    I'll make you a believer
    Take second best
    Put me to the test
    Things on your chest
    You need to confess
    I will deliver
    You know I'm a forgiver
    Reach out and touch faith
    Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who cares
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who's there
    Feeling unknown
    And you're all alone
    Flesh and bone
    By the telephone
    Lift up the receiver
    I'll make you a believer
    I will deliver
    You know I'm a forgiver
    Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Reach out and touch faith
  15. Enjoy The Silence (Single Version) 4.16
  16. Words like violence
    Break the silence
    Come crashing in
    Into my little world

    Painful to me
    Pierce right through me
    Can't you understand
    Oh my little girl

    All I ever wanted
    All I ever needed
    Is here in my arms
    Words are very unnecessary
    They can only do harm

    Vows are spoken
    To be broken
    Feelings are intense
    Words are trivial

    Pleasures remain
    So does the pain
    Words are meaningless
    And forgettable

    All I ever wanted
    All I ever needed
    Is here in my arms
    Words are very unnecessary
    They can only do harm
  17. Policy Of Truth (Single Version) 5.14
  18. You had something to hide
    Should have hidden it shouldn't you
    Now you're not satisfied
    With what you're being put through
    It's just time to pay the price
    For not listening to advice
    And deciding in your youth
    On the policy of truth
    Things could be so different now
    It used to be so civilised
    You will always wonder how
    It could have been if you'd only lied
    It's too late to change events
    It's time to face the consequence
    For delivering the proof
    In the policy of truth
    Never again is what you swore
    The time before
    Never again is what you swore
    The time before
    Now you're standing there tongue tied
    You'd better learn your lesson well
    Hide what you have to hide
    And tell what you have to tell
    You'll see your problems multiplied
    If you continually decide
    To faithfully pursue
    The policy of truth
    Never again is what you swore
    The time before
    Never again is what you swore
    The time before
  19. World In My Eyes (7" Version) 3.57
  20. Let me take you on a trip
    Around the world and back
    And you won't have to move
    You just sit still
    Now let your mind do the walking
    And let my body do the talking
    Let me show you the world in my eyes
    I'll take you to the highest mountain
    To the depths of the deepest sea
    And we won't need a map
    Believe me
    Now let my body do the moving
    And let my hands do the soothing
    Let me show you the world in my eyes
    That's all there is
    Nothing more than you can feel now
    That's all there is
    Let me put you on a ship
    On a long long trip
    Your lips close to my lips
    All the islands in the ocean
    All the heaven's in motion
    Let me show you the world in my eyes
    That's all there is
    Nothing more than you can touch now
    That's all there is
    Let me show you the world in my eyes
  21. I Feel You (Single Version) 4.35
  22. I feel you
    Your sun it shines
    I feel you
    Within my mind
    You take me there
    You take me where
    The kingdom comes
    You take me to
    And lead me through Babylon
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our loveI feel you
    Your heart it sings
    I feel you
    The joy it brings
    Where heaven waits
    Those golden gates
    And back again
    You take me to
    And lead me through oblivion
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our love
    I feel you
    Your precious soul
    And I am whole
    I feel you
    Your rising sun
    My kingdom comes
    I feel you
    Each move you make
    I feel you
    Each breath you take
    Where angels sing
    And spread their wings
    My love's on high
    You take me home
    To glory's throne
    By and by
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our love
  23. Walking In My Shoes (Single Version) 5.02
  24. I would tell you about the things they put me through
    The pain I've been subjected to
    But the Lord himself would blush
    The countless feasts laid at my feet
    Forbidden fruits for me to eat
    But I think your pulse would start to rush
    Now I'm not looking for absolution
    Forgiveness for the things I do
    But before you come to any conclusions
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Morality would frown upon
    Decency look down upon
    The scapegoat fate's made of me
    But I promise now my judge and jurors
    My intentions couldn't have been purer
    My case is easy to see
    I'm not looking for a clearer conscience
    Peace of mind after what I've been through
    And before we talk of any repentance
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    Now I'm not looking for absolution
    Forgiveness for the things I do
    But before you come to any conclusions
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
  25. Condemnation (Single Version) 3.23
  26. Condemnation
    Tried
    Here on the stand
    With the book in my hand
    And truth on my side
    Accusations
    Lies
    Hand me my sentence
    I'll show no repentance
    I'll suffer with pride
    If for honesty
    You want apologies
    I don't sympathize
    If for kindness
    You substitute blindness
    Please open your eyes
    Condemnation
    Why
    Because my duty
    Was always to beauty
    And that was my crime
    Feel elation
    High
    To know I can trust this
    Fix of injustice
    Time after time
    If you see purity
    As immaturity
    Well it's no surprise
    If for kindness
    You substitute blindness
    Please open your eyes
  27. In Your Room (Single Version) 4.50
  28. In your room
    Where time stands still
    Or moves at your will
    Will you let the morning come soon
    Or will you leave me lying here
    In your favourite darkness
    Your favourite half-light
    Your favourite consciousness
    Your favourite slave
    In your room
    Where souls disappear
    Only you exist here
    Will you lead me to your armchair
    Or leave me lying here
    Your favourite innocence
    Your favourite prize
    Your favourite smile
    Your favourite slave
    I'm hanging on your words
    Living on your breath
    Feeling with your skin
    Will I always be here
    In your room
    Your burning eyes
    Cause flames to arise
    Will you let the fire die down soon
    Or will I always be here
    Your favourite passion
    Your favourite game
    Your favourite mirror
    Your favourite slave
    I'm hanging on your words
    Living on your breath
    Feeling with your skin
    Will I always be here
    Will I always be here
  29. Barrel Of A Gun (Single Version) 5.27
  30. Do you mean this horny creep
    Set upon weary feet
    Who looks in need of sleep
    That doesn't come
    This twisted tortured mess
    This bed of sinfulness
    Who's longing for some rest
    And feeling numb
    What do you expect of me
    What is it you want
    Whatever you've planned for me
    I'm not the one
    A vicious appetite
    Visits me each night
    And won't be satisfied
    Won't be denied
    An unbearable pain
    A beating in my brain
    That leaves the mark of Cain
    Right here inside
    What am I supposed to do
    When everything that I've done
    Is leading me to conclude
    I'm not the one
    Whatever I've done
    I've been staring down the barrel of a gun
    Is there something you need from me
    Are you having your fun
    I never agreed to be
    Your holy one
    Whatever I've done
    I've been staring down the barrel of a gun
  31. It's No Good (Single Version) 5.59
  32. I'm going to take my time
    I have all the time in the world
    To make you mine
    It is written in the stars above
    The gods decree
    You'll be right here by my side
    Right next to me
    You can run but you cannot hide
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
    I'll be fine
    I'll be waiting patiently
    Till you see the signs
    And come running to my open arms
    When will you realise
    Do we have to wait till our worlds collide
    Open up your eyes
    You can't turn back the tide
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
    I'm going to take my time
    I have all the time in the world
    To make you mine
    It is written in the stars above
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
  33. Home (Single Version) 5.46
  34. Here is a song
    From the wrong side of town
    Where I'm bound
    To the ground
    By the loneliest sound
    That pounds from within
    And is pinning me down
    Here is a page
    From the emptiest stage
    A cage or the heaviest cross ever made
    A gauge of the deadliest trap ever laid
    And I thank you
    For bringing me here
    For showing me home
    For singing these tears
    Finally I've found
    That I belong here
    The heat and the sickliest
    Sweet smelling sheets
    That cling to the backs of my knees
    And my feet
    But I'm drowning in time
    To a desperate beat
    And I thank you
    For bringing me here
    For showing me home
    For singing these tears
    Finally I've found
    That I belong
    Feels like home
    I should have known
    From my first breath
    God send the only true friend
    I call mine
    Pretend that I'll make amends
    The next time
    Befriend the glorious end of the line
    And I thank you
    For bringing me here
    For showing me home
    For singing these tears
    Finally I've found
    That I belong here
  35. Useless (Single Version) 4.53
  36. Well it's about time
    It's beginning to hurt
    Time you made up your mind
    Just what is it all worth
    All my useless advice
    All my hanging around
    All your cutting down to size
    All my bringing you down
    Watch the clock on the wall
    Feel the slowing of time
    Hear a voice in the hall
    Echoing in my mind
    All your stupid ideals
    You've got your head in the clouds
    You should see how it feels
    With your feet on the ground
    Here I stand the accused
    With your fist in my face
    Feeling tired and bruised
    With the bitterest taste
    All my useless advice
    All my hanging around
    All your cutting down to size
    All my bringing you down
    All your stupid ideals
    You've got your head in the clouds
    You should see how it feels
    With your feet on the ground
  37. Only When I Lose Myself (Single Version) 4.41
  38. It's only when I lose myself in someone else
    That I find myself
    I find myself
    Something beautiful is happening inside for me
    Something sensual it's full of fire and mystery
    I feel hypnotised
    I feel paralysed
    I have found heaven
    There's a thousand reasons
    Why I shouldn't spend my time with you
    For every reason not to be here
    I can think of two
    To keep me hanging on
    Feeling nothing's wrong
    Inside your heaven
    It's only when I lose myself in someone else
    That I find myself
    I find myself
    I can feel the emptiness inside me
    Fade and disappear
    There's a feeling of contentment
    Now that you are here
    I feel satisfied
    I belong inside
    Your velvet heaven
    Did I need to sell my soul for pleasure like this
    Did I have to lose control to treasure your kiss
    Did I need to place my heart in the palm of your hand
    Before I could even start to understand
    It's only when I lose myself in someone else
    That I find myself
    I find myself
  39. Little 15 (Single Version) 4.13
  40. Little 15
    You help her forget
    The world outside
    You're not part of it yet
    And if you could drive
    You could drive her away
    To a happier place
    To a happier day
    That exists in your mind
    And in your smile
    She could escape there
    Just for a while
    Little 15
    Little 15
    Why take the smooth with the rough
    When things run smooth
    It's already more than enough
    She knows your mind
    Is not yet in league
    With the rest of the world
    And it's little intrigues
    Do you understand
    Do you know what she means
    As time goes by
    And when you've seen what she's seen
    You will
    Little 15
    Little 15
    Why does she have to defend
    Her feelings inside
    Why pretend
    She's not had a life
    A life of near misses
    Now all that she wants
    Is 3 little wishes
    She wants to see with your eyes
    She wants to smile with your smile
    She wants a nice surprise
    Every once in a while
    Little 15
  41. Everything Counts (Live) (Single Version) 6.38
  42. The handshake seals the contract
    From the contract there's no turning back
    The turning point of a career
    In Korea being insincere
    The holiday was fun-packed
    The contract still intact
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The graph on the wall
    Tells the story of it all
    Picture it now see just how
    The lies and deceit gained a little more power
    Confidence - taken in
    By a suntan and a grin
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    Everything counts in large amounts

なんたらヴァージョンにこだわらなくても

すぐに「なんたらMIX」とかの
ヴァージョン違いを出して、ファンを困らせるDMですが
ファンならずとも、DM入門編にしてBEST盤なのがコレ。

オルタナ期の名曲がほとんどあると言っていい。

いちいちアルバムを聴き比べるくらいなら
これで事が済む。

「ヴァイオレーター」からのシングルは、どれも名曲です。

全てシングル・ヴァ-ジョンで収録。当たり前ですが、これ大事。

デペッシュ・モードと言えば、シングルをリリースする度にアルバムとは異なるバージョンやリミックスを出すことで、コレクター泣かせのアーティストとして知られている。そんな彼らのファンにとっては、正に喉から手が出る程待ち望んでいたベスト盤がこれ。

気が付いた順にコメントしていくと、まず「クエスチョン・オブ・タイム」は、PWLのフィル・ハーディングによるリミックス。実はここに収録されているのはシングル・リミックスのピッチを少し速くしたビデオ・ミックスと呼ばれるもの。「ストレンジラヴ」も、アルバムとは異なるヴァ-ジョンで、よりダンス向けのアレンジとなっている。ヴォーカルに絡むようなギターのフレーズがかっこいい。

「ビハインド・ザ・ウィール」はS・ペティボーンによるクラブ向けのリミックスの短い版。「ユースレス」はA・モウルダーによりロックっぽいリズムトラックに差し換えてのリミックス。白眉なのは、ニルヴァーナを手掛けたブッチ・ヴィグによる「イン・ユア・ルーム」のリミックス。めちゃめちゃカッコいい。その他、いわゆるエディットやイントロが少し違うだけとかも加えると、半数以上がアルバムとは違うヴァージョンになっている。

基本的にデペッシュ・モードというのは聴く人は聴く、聴かない人は聴かないというアーティストだと思うし、その音楽性を云々するのは不粋かつあまり意味がないと思う。自分も鬱の時はよく聴いてたが、今ではほとんど聴かないし。

でも、「クエスチョン・オブ・ラスト」と「ホーム」の2曲だけは非の打ちどころのない名曲だと思うし、これからもいつまでも聴き続けていくと思う。

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