Free

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Free
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:10
Tempo
122 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
G Major
Programming
Dave McCracken
Richard Morris
Engineering
Ben Hillier
Richard Morris
Mixing assistance
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Mastering
Emily Lazar
Mastering assistance
Sarah Register
Recording assistance
Nick Sevilla
Arjun Agerwala
Rudyard Lee Cullers
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Art direction
Design
Anton Corbijn
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Photography
Recorded
January - July 2005
Originally released
October 3, 2005
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

Notes

Ben Hillier described this song to HOME before it was released:

"'Free' is quite a driving, up-tempo track. I really like 'Free', it’s got some great vintage synth sounds on it. It's a real analogue treat that one. (laughs) That's a really good track."

Lyrics


Free

I will never be free

I shall never be released

From the chains that bind me

That torture and blind me

And keep me from peace


Oh what heartache

Oh what heartbreak

Following me

Calling to me


I will never be free

I shall never be released

From the chains that bind me

That torture and blind me

And keep me from peace


I will never be free

I will never be laid to rest

Sisters and brothers

I'll never recover

From this tenderness


See what love brings

Hear what love sings

Sad melodies

Enticing me


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates where Free was played

Free has never been played live.


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