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5. It Doesn't Matter Two
6. A Question Of Time
List of Black Celebration songs
7. Stripped
A Question Of Time
Single-AQOT.jpg
Song A Question Of Time
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Westside
Genetic (London)
Hansa Mischraum
Length (mm:ss) 4:13
Tempo 140 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key D♭ Major
Programmed by Martin L. Gore
Engineering assistance Richard Sullivan
Peter Schmidt
Additional engineering Kevin Paul
Kevin Vanbergen
Roger Johnson
Additional mixing Kevin Paul
Mastered by Tim Young
Mastering engineer Tim Young
Remastering engineer Simon Heyworth
Recording Dave Allen
Recording assistance Phil Tennant
Design T&CP Associates
Photography Peter Ashworth
Recorded 1985 - 1986
Originally released 11 August 1986
Live performances 766 times *
Total live performances 836 times *

"A Question Of Time" is a song from the 1986 album Black Celebration by Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on 11 August 1986.

Notes

Excerpt from Electronics and Music Magazine, 1986:

Gore admits to being particularly proud of one Black Celebration sample. "It’s not that audible, though. It's a sample from a record called 'She Wants to Mambo', an old doo-wop disc. At the end of each verse, the woman who sings sort of moans. We sampled this moan and played it up a few notes, which made it sound like a girl moaning. We used it on the chorus section of 'A Question of Time'."

Lyrics


A Question Of Time

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 now Hanging 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 time


It should be better

It's just a question of time

It should be better with you

It's just a question of time


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1986 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Music video

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "A Question Of Time"
Main article: List of dates where "A Question Of Time" was played


1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulShould Be HigherWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths