Leave In Silence

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Leave In Silence
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
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
Engineering
John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography
Brian Griffin
Calligraphy
Ching Ching Lee
Recorded
December 1981 - July 1982
Originally released
August 16, 1982
Played live
232 times *
Total live plays
232 times *

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

Dates with available recordings of Leave In Silence

There are currently 145 recordings of Leave In Silence available.

Dates where Leave In Silence was played

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

Leave In Silence was played 48 times during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Leave In Silence was played 81 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

Leave In Silence was played 76 times during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

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

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Leave In Silence was played 26 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Leave In Silence was played only once during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Leave In Silence was not played during this tour.
1. Leave In Silence
List of A Broken Frame songs
2. My Secret Garden


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 SoulWhere'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