Lie To Me

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Lie To Me
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Music Works (Highbury, London)
Hansa Mischraum (Berlin)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:04
Tempo
112 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
B Minor
Engineering assistance
Ben Ward
Stefi Marcus
Colin McMahon
Design
Martyn Atkins
David A. Jones
Marcx
Photography
Brian Griffin
Photography assistance
Stuart Graham
Recorded
January - August 1984
Originally released
September 24, 1984
Played live
77 times *
Total live plays
77 times *

Notes

Quotes from the documentary on the DVD of the Some Great Reward remaster from 2006:

Martin Gore: "Lie To Me: I don't know if we made the best version of that that we possibly could have done, but I quite like that as a song."

Daniel Miller: "Lie To Me was, I think, one of the strongest songs that Martin had written up until that point. I thought it just had a great feeling to it."

Martin Gore: "It was just one of the first tracks that had this chord change that I've used over the years - overused, over the years."

Dave Gahan: "Lie To Me was one that we had played for a long time live, which I always really liked, I think, really simple and direct, and we toyed with the idea of bringing that back on [Touring The Angel], actually."

From the 1984-09-22 issue of Melody Maker:

Suggesting that “Some Great Reward” is dominated by "anti-love" songs brings a considered but emphatic "No" from Martin.

Martin: 'Lie To Me' isn't an anti-love song... it's about a situation of paranoia which anybody could find themselves in."

Lyrics


Lie To Me

Come on and lay with me

Come on and lie to me

Tell me you love me

Say I'm the only one


Experiences have a lasting impression

But words once spoken

Don't mean a lot now

Belief is the way

The way of the innocent

And when I say innocent

I should say naive

So lie to me

But do it with sincerity

Make me listen

Just for a minute

Make me think

There's some truth in it


Promises made for convenience

Aren't necessarily

What we need

Truth is a word

That's lost its meaning

The truth has become

Merely half-truth

So lie to me

Like they do it in the factory

Make me think

That at the end of the day

Some great reward

Will be coming my way


Come on and lay with me

Come on and lie to me

Tell me you love me

Say I'm the only one


Come on and lay with me (lay with me)

Come on and lie to me (lie to me)

Tell me you love me (love me)

Say I'm the only one (only one)


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1984 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Lie To Me

There are currently 47 recordings of Lie To Me available.

Dates where Lie To Me was played

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Lie To Me was played 77 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

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

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Lie To Me was not played during this tour.
1. Something To Do
2. Lie To Me
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