Fly On The Windscreen

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List of Black Celebration songs
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Fly On The Windscreen
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Song Fly On The Windscreen
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Westside
Genetic (London)
Hansa Mischraum
Length (mm:ss) 5:18
Tempo 93 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key B Minor
Programmed by Martin L. Gore
Engineering assistance Richard Sullivan
Peter Schmidt
Additional engineering Kevin Paul
Kevin Vanbergen
Roger Johnson
Additional mixing Kevin Paul
Mastered by Tim Young
Mastering engineer Tim Young
Remastering engineer Simon Heyworth
Recording Dave Allen
Recording assistance Phil Tennant
Recording engineer David M. Allen
Photography Brian Griffin
Photography assistance Stuart Graham
Recorded November 1985 - January 1986
Originally released 17 March 1986
Live performances 222 times *
Total live performances 222 times *

"Fly On The Windscreen" is a song from the 1986 album Black Celebration by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Gareth Jones said in this interview:

"In this track, you can hear a rather young sounding Daniel [Miller] saying "over and done with." The breath sample noise at the start is interesting too. I can't remember who it was - really it could have been anyone."

From Shunt Q&A:

From: Richard Blomqvist
E-mail: [email protected]

What is the most unusual thing that you ever have sampled?

Dan Miller saying 'Horse' repeatedly very fast (as used in 'Fly On The Windscreen').

This "horse" sample is the "breath sample noise" that Gareth Jones mentions above.

Martin Gore told Electronics and Music Magazine in 1986:

"There's a Black & Decker drill in the opening of 'Fly on the Windscreen' [...]."

Lyrics


Fly On The Windscreen

Death is everywhere

There are flies on the windscreen

For a start

Reminding us

We could be torn apart

Tonight


Death is everywhere

There are lambs for the slaughter

Waiting to die

And I can sense

The hours slipping by

Tonight


Come here

Kiss me

Now

Come here

Kiss me

Now


Death is everywhere

The more I look

The more I see

The more I feel

A sense of urgency

Tonight


Come here

Touch me

Kiss me

Touch me

Now

Touch me

Touch me


There are flies on the windscreen

There are lambs for the slaughter

There are flies on the windscreen


Come here

Touch me

Kiss me

Touch me

Now

Touch me

Touch me


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

Dates with available recordings of Fly On The Windscreen

There are currently 139 recordings of Fly On The Windscreen available.

Dates where Fly On The Windscreen was played

1986 Black Celebration Tour

Fly On The Windscreen was played 76 times during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

Fly On The Windscreen was played 79 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

Fly On The Windscreen was played 2 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

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

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Fly On The Windscreen was played 65 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Fly On The Windscreen was not played during this tour.