Jezebel (Depeche Mode song)

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This article is about the song 'Jezebel' written by Martin L. Gore for the 2009 Depeche Mode album Sounds Of The Universe. For the Recoil song 'Jezebel' written by Alan Wilder for the 2000 album Liquid, see Jezebel (Recoil song).

11. Miles Away / The Truth Is
12. Jezebel
List of Sounds Of The Universe songs
13. Corrupt
Song Jezebel (Depeche Mode song)
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Chung King (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 4:41
Tempo 110 BPM
Time signature 4
Key F♯ Minor
Programmed by Luke Smith
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Josh Garcia
Jesse Gladstone
Anthony Palazzole
Pre-production assistance Sie Medway-Smith
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Design ShaughnessyWorks
Tea Design
Recorded May - December, 2008
Originally released 17 April 2009
Live performances as Depeche Mode 29 times *
Total live performances 29 times *

"Jezebel" is a song from the 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode.


Martin Gore told Swedish magazine "Zero" in 2009 (translated from Swedish):

"Betrayal, longing, suffering, religion, and sex, all in one song. What can I say? Maybe I've finally written the ultimate Depeche Mode lyric? Jokes aside though, you don't have to put too much weight on the biblical reference. The song is more about the importance of not believing everything you hear. To think for yourself."



They call you Jezebel

Whenever we walk in

You're going straight to hell

For wanton acts of sin

They say

And that I'll have to pay

But I need you

Just this way

They call you Jezebel

For what you like to wear

You're morally unwell

They say you'll never care

For me

But what they fail to see

Is that your games

Are the key

Open their eyes to the beauty

Open their hearts to the fun

Open their minds to the idea

That you don't own someone

They call you Jezebel

Whenever men walk by

They say that they can tell

The longing in your eyes

Is real

And how you really feel

But they can't see

Your appeal


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2009 EMI Music Publishing Ltd licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Jezebel (Depeche Mode song)"
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