Flexible

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Flexible
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Hansa Mischraum, Berlin
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:11
Tempo
N/A BPM
Time signature
N/A
Key
N/A
Recorded
March 1985
Originally released
April 29, 1985
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *


Notes

Martin Gore told Record Mirror in May 1985:

"[The song is] a kind of a joke. Cos I'm sure for instance if my mum looked at me now, she'd think 'what has [success] done to you?' And the actual style of the music was meant to be quite jokey, cos if you imagine after the initial New Romantic/Futurist thing, a lot of bands thought we can't make it playing this kind of music, so they all went into salsa, all those trends, trying to hit on something that might be successful. This was trying to combine all these jokey styles."

Lyrics


Flexible

Fame

Can have strange effects

Money

Can have strange effects


I ask myself

Is it a sin

To be flexible

When the boat comes in


Open the window and out go ideals


Drink

Can alter you

Girls

Can have strange effects, too


We all know boats don't last

We all know cars are fast


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1985 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates where Flexible was played

Flexible has never been played live.


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