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Song Heaven
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 4:03
Tempo 100 BPM
Time signature 4
Key B♭ Minor
Programmed by Christoffer Berg
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Tomas del Toro-Diaz
Will Loomis
Dan Tobiason
Mixed by Flood
Mix engineering Rob Kirwan
Mixing assistance Drew Smith
Vocal recording Kurt Uenala
Mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark
Design Anton Corbijn
Photography Anton Corbijn
Backprojection images Anja Grabert
Recorded March–October 2012
Originally released 31 January 2013
Live performances as Depeche Mode 123 times *
Total live performances 123 times *

"Heaven" is a song from the 2013 album Delta Machine by Depeche Mode. It was released as a lead single on 31 January 2013.


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.

Dave Gahan, Andrew Fletcher, Martin Gore – Heaven and Delta Machine EPK



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.

Music video

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Heaven"
Main article: List of dates where "Heaven" was played

1981-1985: Dreaming Of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of Love
Leave In SilenceGet The Balance RightEverything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous Rumours / SomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangelove
Never Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Personal Jesus
1990-1998: Enjoy The SilencePolicy Of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUseless
Only When I Lose Myself
2001-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used To
Suffer WellJohn The Revelator / LilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile Tension / Hole To Feed
2013-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulShould Be HigherWhere's The RevolutionGoing Backwards
Cover Me
2023: Ghosts Again
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalker / Missing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle Living / Hold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw Something / Deeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012-2015: SpockSingle BlipAftermathsEuropa Hymn • "Pinking" (Christoffer Berg Remix)
Official releases