Difference between revisions of "Reason Man"

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Don't know, present time
 
Don't know, present time
Children of the other tribe
+
Children of the other crime
 
All my dreams are wasting now
 
All my dreams are wasting now
No more reason, see the sound (?)
+
No more reason, see the sound
 
As I watch you from the road
 
As I watch you from the road
I find it open
+
I find it open, reason man
Reason man
+
I find it open, reason man
I find it open
 
Reason man
 
  
...
+
No amusement, there's nothing to see
 
Propaganda, only today
 
Propaganda, only today
...
+
Thinking someone ought to hear
 +
If you listen there's only fear
 
Seems we're edging to the right
 
Seems we're edging to the right
See him laughing
+
See him laughing, reason man
Reason man
+
See him laughing, reason man
See him laughing
 
Reason man
 
  
Everyone's expecting ...
+
Everyone's infecting
???
+
Only boredom crime
???
+
Blessed with the feeling we will break
???
+
...
???
+
...
 
Now infecting reason man
 
Now infecting reason man
 
Now infecting reason man
 
Now infecting reason man

Revision as of 07:45, 16 July 2014

This song is assumed to have been written by Vince. It is unknown why it does not appear on "Speak & Spell" or as a B-side. It was only performed during the 1980 Tour, and only one relatively poor audience recording of this song exists from 1980-10-30 Bridgehouse, London, England, UK (which happens to be the earliest circulating genuine recording of Depeche Mode). The entire track, as well as lyrics transcribed to the best of our ability (still a work in progress, feel free to contribute your interpretations), are below.

Full track sample

Lyrics

Don't know, present time
Children of the other crime
All my dreams are wasting now
No more reason, see the sound
As I watch you from the road
I find it open, reason man
I find it open, reason man

No amusement, there's nothing to see
Propaganda, only today
Thinking someone ought to hear
If you listen there's only fear
Seems we're edging to the right
See him laughing, reason man
See him laughing, reason man

Everyone's infecting
Only boredom crime
Blessed with the feeling we will break
...
...
Now infecting reason man
Now infecting reason man

Dates with available recordings of Reason Man

There is currently 1 recording of Reason Man available.

Dates where Reason Man was played

1980 Tour

To the best of our knowledge, Reason Man is confirmed to have been played 2 times during this tour, at the below concerts.

1981 Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Reason Man was not played during this tour.