A Question Of Time

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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
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Westside
Genetic (London)
Hansa Mischraum
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:13
Tempo
140 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D♭ Major
Programming
Engineering assistance
Richard Sullivan
Peter Schmidt
Additional engineering
Kevin Paul
Kevin Vanbergen
Roger Johnson
Additional mixing
Kevin Paul
Mastering
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
August 11, 1986
Played live
765 times *
Total live plays
835 times *

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

Dates with available recordings of A Question Of Time

There are currently 481 recordings of A Question Of Time available.

Dates where A Question Of Time was played

1986 Black Celebration Tour

A Question Of Time was played 75 times during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

A Question Of Time was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

A Question Of Time was played 84 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • A Question Of Time was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

A Question Of Time was played 60 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • A Question Of Time was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

A Question Of Time was played 64 times during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • A Question Of Time was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

A Question Of Time was played 70 times during this tour.

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

  • A Question Of Time was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

A Question Of Time was played 124 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

A Question Of Time was played 102 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

A Question Of Time was played 105 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

A Question Of Time was played 50 times during this tour.


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