Leave In Silence

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Leave In Silence
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Song Leave In Silence
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 4:51 (album version)
4:00 (7" single version)
6:32 (12" version)
Tempo 121 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key E Minor
Engineered by John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography Brian Griffin
Calligraphy Ching Ching Lee
Recorded December 1981 - July 1982
Originally released 16 August 1982
Live performances as Depeche Mode 232 times *
Total live performances 232 times *

"Leave In Silence" is a song from the 1982 album A Broken Frame by Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on 16 August 1982.

Lyrics


Leave In Silence

I've told myself so many times before

But this time I think I mean it for sure

We have reached a full stop

Nothing's going to save us from the big drop


Reached our natural conclusion

Outlived the illusion

I hate being in these situations

That call for diplomatic relations

If I only knew the answer

Or I thought we had a chance

Or I could stop this

I would stop this thing

From spreading like a cancer


What can I say

I don't want to play anymore

What can I say

I'm heading for the door

I can't stand this emotional violence

Leave in silence

Leave in silence


We've been running around in circles all year

Doing this and that and getting nowhere

This will be the last time

I think I said that last time


If I only had a potion

Some magical lotion

That could stop this

I would set the wheels in motion


What can I say

I don't want to play anymore

What can I say

I'm heading for the door

I can't stand this emotional violence

Leave in silence

Leave in silence


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Music video

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Leave In Silence"
Main article: List of dates where "Leave In Silence" was played


1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulShould Be HigherWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths