Lilian

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Lilian
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:34
Tempo
130 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F♯ Major
Programming
Dave McCracken
Richard Morris
Engineering
Ben Hillier
Richard Morris
Mixing assistance
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Mastering
Emily Lazar
Mastering assistance
Sarah Register
Recording assistance
Nick Sevilla
Arjun Agerwala
Rudyard Lee Cullers
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Art direction
Design
Anton Corbijn
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Photography
Recorded
January - July 2005
Originally released
June 5, 2006
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

Notes

Netzeitung.de asked Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher about this song (translated from German):

Martin: "You really don't wanna know who Lilian is." [laughs]

Andy: "I do not know either. But nevertheless the song is great for waking up at eight in the morning while heating up a plate of pasta."

Lyrics


Lilian

Oh Lilian

Look what you've done

You've stripped my heart

Ripped it apart

In the name of fun


Oh Lilian

I'm a poor man's son

And precious jewels

Weren't found in schools

Where I came from


Pain and misery

Always hit the spot

Knowing you can't lose

What you haven't got


Oh Lilian

I should have run

I should have known

Each dress you own

Is a loaded gun


Oh Lilian


Oh Lilian

I need protection

I hear your voice

And any choice

I had is gone


Oh Lilian

Once I'd begun

I couldn't stop

Till every drop

Of blood was sung


Pain and misery

Always hit the spot

Knowing you can't lose

What you haven't got


Oh Lilian

Look what you've done

You've stripped my heart

Ripped it apart

In the name of fun


Oh Lilian


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates where Lilian was played

Lilian has never been played live.

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