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12. Soothe My Soul
13. Goodbye
List of Delta Machine songs


Song Goodbye
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 5:03
Tempo 77 BPM
Time signature 4
Key F Major
Programmed by Christoffer Berg
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Tomas del Toro-Diaz
Will Loomis
Dan Tobiason
Mixing assistance Drew Smith
Vocal recording Kurt Uenala
Mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark
Design Anton Corbijn
Recorded March - October, 2012
Originally released 22 March 2013
Live performances as Depeche Mode 35 times *
Total live performances 35 times *

"Goodbye" is a song from the 2013 album Delta Machine by Depeche Mode.


Martin Gore likened "Goodbye" to the music of The Beatles in a March 2013 Associated Press interview: "It's a bad thing to say [that it sounds like The Beatles] because everyone is going to say, 'What are you talking about?' But it reminds me of The Beatles or something. That's a dangerous thing to say."[1]



It was you that took my soul

Threw it in the fire

Tamed it in the rapture

Filled me with desire

Now I'm pure, now I'm clean

I feel cured and serene

In you

There is no denying

How I have been changed

You won't hear me crying

Now misery is strange

I can dream, I can fly

Now it seems I get by

With you

Goodbye pain

Goodbye again

I was always looking

Looking for someone

Someone to stick my hook in

Pull it out and run

Now I'm caught on your line

All my thoughts are entwined

In you

Goodbye pain

Goodbye again

If you see me walking

To the golden gates

Turn around, start talking

Stop and hesitate

I'll be waiting up there

With my fate in the air

For you


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2013 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o itself and / Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. (BMI). All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Goodbye"
Main article: List of dates where "Goodbye" was played