Death's Door

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Death's Door
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Konk (London)
Label
Emile Music ASCAP
Length (mm:ss)
6:39 (Jazz Mix)
Tempo
112 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
G Major
Engineering
Steve Lyon
Originally released
December 10, 1991
Played live
59 times *
Total live plays
59 times *

Notes

Engineer Steve Lyon describes the group's desire for more traditional instrumentation during the recording 'Death's Door':

"Dave [Gahan] I think was around for the [recording] but [the song was] for sure a "Martin [Gore]" song [...] We pushed for "real" instruments on this one I think to fit with the soundtrack [...] 2-3 days [and it was] all done and dusted."[1]

Lyrics


Death's Door

Well I'm knocking on death's door

Will I take my rest, among the blessed

Mother, are you waiting

Father, are you pacing

I'm coming home


I'm knocking on death's door

Will I take my rest, in my Sunday best

Mother, are you anxious

Father, are you gracious

I'm coming home


I've been away too long

For so long you've been strong

I've been away too long

I know that it was wrong

But I'm coming home


Well I'm knocking on death's door

Will I take my rest, have I passed the test

Mother, are you praying

Father, I am saying

I'm coming home


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1991 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/PRS. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Death's Door

There are currently 48 recordings of Death's Door available.

Dates where Death's Door was played

1993 Devotional Tour

Death's Door was played 59 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

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

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2015 "Angels & Ghosts" Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Death's Door was not played during this tour.

Trivia

References

  1. Source: Mixer/engineer Steve Lyon, February 2018 Facebook comment