In a long promo interview in September 2007, Dave Gahan was asked about every song off 'Hourglass' including this one:
"That's actually one of my favourites on the album and I just wanted to end the album in a very un-sort of-Hollywood way. I mean, the album for me has got a very kind of filmic quality about it and someone when I was doing interviews in, in Berlin they brought up about it being, I think it was Berlin, it sort of playing, reading like a book or playing like a film, and I liked that. Um yeah and you know Down was the perfect song to end the album on. Throughout the recording, you know, right from quite early on, I knew I knew I wanted to start with Saw Something and end the, what I call the first side of the album, with Miracles and end the second side with Down. So I kind of had a structure of how it was going to play out. I think Down is like one of the strongest sort of lyrics and melodies on the album, and I particularly like the slow drawly sort of almost country-like feel of the music."
Dates where Down was played
Down has never been played live.