I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead

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I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
2:16
Tempo
129 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D Major
Engineering
Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released
November 6, 1981
Played live
51 times *
Total live plays
51 times *

'I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead' is a song from the 1981 album Speak & Spell by Depeche Mode.

Notes

This song was put on a Flexidisc for the 1981-09-11 issue of Flexipop magazine, and was reissued in 2018 as part of the 12" singles vinyl boxsets, sourced from the master tape. The Flexipop version is different from the album version, which was released later in 1981 as part of "Speak & Spell". On the Flexidisc, the song is titled Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead (the positions of the first two words are swapped).

Lyrics


I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead

New sound all around

You can hear it too

Getting hot, never stop

Just for me and you

Playing on my radio and saying that you had to go


New day turn away

Wipe away the tear

New night, feel right

Knowing that you're here

Dancing with you all the time, and don't you think that it's a crime


Back street never meet

Never say goodbye

I know where you go

But I don't know why

You say that it's from above, and I say this is modern love


Songwriter: Vince Clarke
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead

There are currently 26 recordings of I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead available.

Dates where I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was played

1980 Tour

To the best of our knowledge, I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead is confirmed to have been played only once during this tour, at the below concert.

1981 Tour

I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was played 12 times during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was played 38 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

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

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead was not played during this tour.