Dirt

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Dirt
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Iggy Pop
Produced by
Recorded at
RAK and Sarm West (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady
Sony (New York City)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:00
Tempo
152 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F Major
Engineering
Engineering assistance
Boris Aldridge
Andrew Davies
Andrew Griffiths
Nick Sevilla
Lisa Butterworth
Jonathan Adler
Alissa Myhowich
James Chang
Pre-production
Additional production
Mixing
Steve Fitzmaurice
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Art direction
Photography
Sleeve design
Form
Recorded
June 2000 - February 2001
Originally released
July 30, 2001
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Dirt' is a cover of the Iggy and the Stooges song of the same name recorded by Depeche Mode during the production of the 2001 album Exciter. It was released as a B-side on the 'I Feel Loved' single on July 30, 2001.

Notes

Martin Gore said in the commentary track on the DVD of '101' in 2003:

"I didn't discover Iggy Pop until about 1977, with 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life'. I went back and re-discovered some of his older stuff from The Stooges. Over the years, we haven't really covered too many songs. We covered 'Dirt' by The Stooges on one of our B-sides recently. I just think that he always had a sense of humour and this darkness to his music at the same time, which is a hard thing to marry, and I think he always has done that really well."

Lyrics


Dirt

Ooh, I've been dirt

And I don't care

Ooh, I've been dirt

And I don't care


'Cause I'm burning inside

'Cause I'm burning inside

I'm the fire of life

Yeah alright


Ooh, I've been hurt

And I don't care

Ooh, I've been hurt

And I don't care


'Cause I'm burning inside

'Cause I'm burning inside


And do you feel it

Said do you feel it when you touch me

I said do you feel it when you touch me


I'm a fire

Well there's a fire

Yeah, alright


It's just a burning inside

It's just a burning inside

Said do you feel it

Said do you feel it when you cut me

Said do you feel it when you cut me


There's a fire

There's a fire

A fire

Inside


It was just a dreaming


Songwriter: Ron Ashton, Scott Ashton, Dave Alexander and Iggy Pop
Publishing Information: ©1970. All rights reserved.

Dates where Dirt was played

Dirt has never been played live.


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2000-2009: DirtZenstationEasy TigerFreeBetter DaysNewbornOh Well
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