A Pain That I'm Used To

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Notes

Ben Hillier told Depeche-mode.com:

"Getting the verses of ['A Pain That I'm Used To'] right was really difficult. The choruses always worked very well, and the riff sections always worked very well. We had all sorts of things going on on the verse. We probably did 6 or 7 different versions of that before we settled on the final one. Not radically different versions, but yeah..."

Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher told the November 2005 of Keyboard magazine:

Martin: "[The analog bass in the intro] was one of the most difficult things to get right."

Andy: "That song did start in Santa Barbara. It went through lots of stages. We were settled on the basic arrangement — the 'siren' intro, then pulsating bass, then Dave comes in with the opening line — the rhythm just never seemed to groove properly. Otherwise, this may have been our easiest album to make other than Speak and Spell."

Ben Hillier told the same magazine:

"[The Voyetra-8 is] that bottom end on 'Pain I'm Used To.'"

Lyrics


A Pain That I'm Used To

I'm not sure

What I'm looking for anymore

I just know

That I'm harder to console

I don't see who I'm trying to be

Instead of me

But the key

Is a question of control


Can you say

What you're trying to play anyway

I just pay

While you're breaking all the rules

All the signs that I find

Have been underlined

Devils thrive on the drive

That is fuelled


All this running around

Well it's getting me down

Just give me a pain that I'm used to

I don't need to believe

All the dreams you conceive

You just need to achieve

Something that rings true


There's a hole in your soul

Like an animal

With no conscience

Repentance unknown

Close your eyes

Pay the price for your paradise

Devils feed on the seeds

That are sown


Can't conceal what I feel

What I know is real

No mistaking the faking

I care

With a prayer in the air

I will leave it there

On a note full of hope

Not despair


All this running around

Well it's getting me down

Just give me a pain that I'm used to

I don't need to believe

All the dreams you conceive

You just need to achieve

Something that rings true


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of A Pain That I'm Used To

There are currently 53 recordings of A Pain That I'm Used To available.

Dates where A Pain That I'm Used To was played

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

A Pain That I'm Used To was played 124 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • A Pain That I'm Used To was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

A Pain That I'm Used To was played 106 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

A Pain That I'm Used To was played 138 times during this tour.