Before We Drown

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List of Memento Mori songs
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Before We Drown
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Song Before We Drown
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Dave Gahan
Peter Gordeno
Christian Eigner
Produced by James Ford
Marta Salogni
Recorded at Electric Ladyboy (Santa Barbara)
Shangri-La (Malibu)
Length (mm:ss) 4:05
Programmed by James Ford
Marta Salogni
Engineered by Marta Salogni
Engineering assistance Francine Perry
Grace Banks
Mixed by Marta Salogni
Mix engineering Marta Salogni
Mixed at Studio Zona (London)
Mastering engineer Matt Colton
Keyboards James Ford
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Recorded July–October 2022
Originally released 24 March 2023
Live performances as Depeche Mode 12 times *
Total live performances 12 times *

"Before We Drown" is a song from the 2023 album Memento Mori by Depeche Mode.

Lyrics


Before We Drown

I've been thinking I can come back home

So how would that be, you and I alone

All alone


I have a feeling, you're not on my side

There's a distance, between you and I

You and I


First we stand up, then we fall down

We have to move forward, before we drown

We drown


I feel so naked, standing on the shore

Are you sure

Nothing's out there, nothing else no more

No more


First we stand up, then we fall down

We have to move forward, before we drown

We drown


We drown


First we stand up, then we fall down

We have to move forward, before we drown

We drown


Songwriter: Dave Gahan / Peter Gordeno / Christian Eigner
Publishing Information: EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) o/b/o JJSR Productions Inc. (PRS) / Reservoir 416 (BMI), published by Reservoir Media Management, Inc. (PRS).

Music video

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Before We Drown"
Main article: List of dates where "Before We Drown" was played