Freestate

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Freestate
Album-Ultra.jpg
Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Abbey Road
Eastcote
Westside
Strongroom
RAK (London)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Larrabee West (Los Angeles)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
6:44
Tempo
95 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
A Minor
Programming
Engineering
Q
Engineering assistance
Paul Hicks
Guy Massey
Lee Fitzgerald
Tom Rixton
Gary Forde
Lee Phillips
Jamie Campbell
Jim
Greg
Audie Chamberlain
Robbie Kazandjian
Mixing
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Keyboards
Additional vocal engineering
Vocal coach
Evelyn Halus
Art direction
Colour prints
Brian Dowling
Sleeve design
Area
Recorded
January, 1996 - February, 1997
Originally released
April 14, 1997
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Freestate' is a song from the 1997 album Ultra by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Tim Simenon said in the Depeche Mode special of Classic Pop Magazine, published on 2019-08-01:

"There must have been seven or eight versions of 'Freestate'. We were throwing so many ideas at it, then we thought, "Hang on, let's put the faders up and work out what's working and what isn't." It's amazing what you can do by turning things up or down!"

Lyrics


Freestate

I can hear your soul crying

Listen to your spirit sighing

I can feel your desperation

Emotional deprivation


Let yourself go

Let yourself go

Let your feelings show


Picking up the conversation

Deep in your imagination

Tune into the lonely voices

Talking of their only choices


Let yourself go

Let yourself go

Let your spirit grow


Step out of your cage

And onto the stage

It's time to start

Playing your part

Freedom awaits

Open the gates

Open your mind

Freedom's a state


I can taste the tears falling

The bitterness inside you calling

Yearning for a liberation

Emotional emancipation


Let yourself go

Let yourself go

Let your senses overflow


Step out of your cage

And onto the stage

It's time to start

Playing your part

Freedom awaits

Open the gates

Open your mind

Freedom's a state


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1997 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates where Freestate was played

Freestate has never been played live.

8. Jazz Thieves
9. Freestate
List of Ultra songs
10. The Bottom Line