Judas

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Judas
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:14
Tempo
126 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D♭ Major
Recorded
February 1992 – January 1993
Originally released
March 22, 1993
Played live
98 times *
Total live plays
98 times *

'Judas' is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Martin Gore tells Australian newspaper In Press:

"'Judas' is an arrogant love song. We are not condoning unsafe sex. It is about wanting one hundred percent of someone in a relationship – the ultimate arrogance."

Alan Wilder said in the May 1993 issue of Keyboard magazine:

"[T]he beginning of "Judas" has Uillean pipes recorded straight, with backwards reverb mixed in."

Lyrics


Judas

Is simplicity best

Or simply the easiest

The narrowest path

Is always the holiest

So walk on barefoot for me

Suffer some misery

If you want my love

If you want my love


Man will survive

The harshest conditions

And stay alive

Through difficult decisions

So make up your mind for me

Walk the line for me

If you want my love

If you want my love


Idle talk

And hollow promises

Cheating Judases

Doubting Thomases

Don't just stand there and shout it

Do something about it


You can fulfill

Your wildest ambitions

And I'm sure you will

Lose your inhibitions

So open yourself for me

Risk your health for me

If you want my love

If you want my love

If you want my love

If you want my love


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1992 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Judas

There are currently 65 recordings of Judas available.

Dates where Judas was played

1993 Devotional Tour

Judas was played 44 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

Judas was played 9 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Judas was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Judas was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

Judas was played 4 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Judas was not played during this tour.

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

  • Judas was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Judas was played 7 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Judas was played 4 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Judas was played 18 times during this tour.

2015 "Angels & Ghosts" Tour

  • Judas was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Judas was played 12 times during this tour.