Goodnight Lovers

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Goodnight Lovers
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
RAK and Sarm West (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady
Sony (New York City)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:48
Tempo
103 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
A Major
Engineering
Engineering assistance
Boris Aldridge
Andrew Davies
Andrew Griffiths
Nick Sevilla
Lisa Butterworth
Jonathan Adler
Alissa Myhowich
James Chang
Pre-production
Additional production
Mixing
Steve Fitzmaurice
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Art direction
Photography
Sleeve design
Form
Recorded
June 2000 - February 2001
Originally released
February 11, 2002
Played live
76 times *
Total live plays
76 times *

Notes

Author Jonathan Miller interviewed producer Mark Bell in 2001, who said:

"[Dave]'s got a seven-month-old baby daughter now, so I suggested he sing the album's closing track 'Goodnight Lovers' as though he was really singing it to her, like a lullaby. And I think that comes across. It's not role-playing, but something he could really feel."

Andy Fletcher said in the May 2001 issue of Keyboard magazine:

"[The sound that opens the track] was on the original demo. Paul Freegard did that sound on the [Clavia] Nord Lead."

Lyrics


Goodnight Lovers

Here, somewhere in the heart of me

There is still a part of me

That cares


And I'll, I'll still take the best you've got

Even though I'm sure it's not

The best for me


When you're born a lover

You're born to suffer

Like all soul sisters

And soul brothers


I, I can see the danger signs

They only help to underline

Your beauty


I'm not looking for an easy ride

True happiness cannot be tried

So easily


When you're born a lover

You're born to suffer

Like all soul sisters

And soul brothers


Like all soul sisters

And soul brothers


You can take your time

I'll be waiting in line

You don't even have to give me

The time of day


When you're born a lover

You're born to suffer

Like all soul sisters

And soul brothers


Like all soul sisters

And soul brothers


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2001 EMI Music Publishing Ltd. London WC2H 0EA. Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. All rights Reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Goodnight Lovers

There are currently 3 recordings of Goodnight Lovers available.

Dates where Goodnight Lovers was played

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.

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

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Goodnight Lovers was played 76 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Goodnight Lovers was not played during this tour.
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