List of Delta Machine songs
|Martin L. Gore
|Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
|Tomas del Toro-Diaz
|31 January 2013
|Live performances as Depeche Mode
|119 times *
|Total live performances
|119 times *
Dave Gahan: Of all the incredible songs that Martin has written over the years that I have been lucky enough to sing and perform, once in a while a song comes along — hopefully I'll write one of those myself one day — that's something I have to sing. It's something I want to sing. It feels like I'm putting on a pair of boots that I've worn for years, that I love. It fits. As soon as I heard that song he had played me the demo, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. There's no other song like it on the record. That was one song from this record that I knew that this was gonna be the linchpin to this session. Everything has got to be as good as this. To me, 'Heaven' is one of the reasons why I still make music.
Andrew Fletcher: 'Heaven' is interesting, because Martin really cracked it with this 'Heaven'. Pretty much, apart from Dave's voice instead of Martin's voice, the actual finished song is pretty similar [to the demo].
Martin Gore: 'Heaven' was written on a piano. I had all the chords and everything all worked out on the piano and the whole vocal melody and the lyrics worked out before I went anywhere near a computer.
Sometimes I slide away silently
I slowly lose myself over and over
Take comfort in my skin endlessly
Surrender to my will forever and ever
I dissolve in trust
I will sing with joy
I will end up dust
I'm in heaven
I stand in golden rays radiantly
I burn a fire of love over and over
Reflecting endless light relentlessly
I have embraced the flame forever and ever
I will scream the word
Jump into the void
I will guide the herd
Up to heaven
Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2013 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o itself and / Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. (BMI). All rights reserved.
- Main article: Available recordings of "Heaven"
- Main article: List of dates where "Heaven" was played