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13. Corrupt
List of Sounds Of The Universe songs


Song Corrupt
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Working title Corruption
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Chung King (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 8:59 (Includes 'Interlude #5' starting at 8:16)
Tempo 150 BPM
Time signature 4
Key D Minor
Programmed by Luke Smith
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Josh Garcia
Jesse Gladstone
Anthony Palazzole
Pre-production assistance Sie Medway-Smith
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Design ShaughnessyWorks
Tea Design
Recorded May - December, 2008
Originally released 17 April 2009
Live performances as Depeche Mode 68 times *
Total live performances 68 times *

"Corrupt" is a song from the 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode.


In the documentary 'Making The Universe' that is included in the 'Sounds Of The Universe' boxset, a whiteboard can be seen with working titles of 'Sounds Of The Universe'. Corrupt's working title is 'Corruption'.



I could corrupt you

In a heartbeat

You think you're so special

Think you're so sweet

What are you trying

Don't even tempt me

Soon you'll be crying

And wishing you'd dreamt me

You'll be calling out my name

When you need someone to blame

I could corrupt you

It would be easy

Watching you suffer

Girl, it would please me

But I wouldn't touch you

With my little finger

I know it would crush you

My memory would linger

You'd be crying out in pain

Begging me to play my games

I could corrupt you

It would be ugly

They could sedate you

But what good would drugs be

But I wouldn't touch you

Put my hands on your hips

It would be too much to

Place my lips on your lips

You'd be calling out my name

Begging me to play my games

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2009 EMI Music Publishing Ltd licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd All rights reserved.

Live performances

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