I Am You

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I Am You
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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)
5:10
Tempo
136 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
A♭ Minor
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
May 14, 2001
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'I Am You' is a song from the 2001 album Exciter by Depeche Mode.

Notes

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

"I don't think much of what Christian did is actually on the album. Most of the percussion you hear is electronic stuff I did myself, either on the MPC or in Cubase. I just got loads of silly noises from the analog stuff and then made layers in the sampler so the sound would change depending on velocity. It sounds more organic that way, though it's definitely electronic. I didn't really copy Christian's parts, but rather I was influenced by the feel of his playing - be it aggressive or light, or the frequency he played in to fit with the track. That way, we could EQ the original electronic percussion into that range."

Martin Gore said in the May 2001 issue of Keyboard magazine:

"[The high synth parts in the last verse] was Mark Bell doing some high string thing on the [E-mu] Emulator. He's such a great conceptualist of sound. I think he could take any sound and make it into whatever he wants."

Lyrics


I Am You

You have bound my heart with subtle chains

So much pleasure that it feels like pain

So entwined now that we can't shake free

I am you and you are me


No escaping from the mess we're in

So much pleasure that it must be sin

I must live with this reality

I am yours eternally


There's no turning back

We're in this trap

No denying the facts

No, no, no

No excuses to give

I'm the one you're with

We've no alternative

No, no, no


Dark obsession in the name of love

This addiction that we're both part of

Leads us deeper into mystery

Keeps us craving endlessly


Strange compulsions that I can't control

Pure possession of my heart and soul

I must live with this reality


I am you and you are me

I am you and you are me

I am you and you are me

I am you and you are me


There's no turning back

We're in this trap

No denying the facts

No, no, no

No excuses to give

I'm the one you're with

We've no alternative

No, no, no


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

Dates where I Am You was played

I Am You has never been played live.