Miles Away / The Truth Is

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Miles Away / The Truth Is
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Chung King (New York)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:14
Tempo
118 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D♭ Major
Programming
Luke Smith
Original programming
Christian Eigner
Andrew Phillpott
Engineering
Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance
Josh Garcia
Jesse Gladstone
Anthony Palazzole
Pre-production assistance
Sie Medway-Smith
Mastering
Stephen Marcussen
Art direction
Design
ShaughnessyWorks
Tea Design
Recorded
May - December, 2008
Originally released
April 17, 2009
Played live
66 times *
Total live plays
66 times *

'Miles Away / The Truth Is' is a song from the 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Dave Gahan told Interia.pl (translated from Polish):

"This song is about someone whose thoughts are somewhere far away. About someone who hides behind a facade of a mask he has put on. And tries to hide it. This song about my friend. I knew that when I was with him and said something to him, he was actually mentally absent. Even though he tried to convince me that he was not. 'Miles Away / The Truth Is' is not entirely about drugs, but they are always present somewhere in the songs. All my life, I tried to escape from myself. Also with drugs. Until it finally became clear to me that it was not bad to be myself. This song was made quite quickly. When I wrote the lyrics of this song, the vocal part was circling in my head. This song is inspired by my friend. In the studio, Martin played a fantastic guitar part around it, with which we built the rest of the song, as was the case with 'Come Back'. We also recorded great vocal parts - Martin stepped in and sang in the background. 'Miles Away' is a dirty, nasty, grinding song. It reminds me a bit of a modern version of 'The Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones. It has something of that in it."

Dave Gahan told The Guardian in 2009:

"Martin does [change song titles]. He's very particular about his song titles. At the last minute he'll change the title and he worries I think if there's another song with the same name. I imagine him Googling it. For instance Miles Away/The Truth Is on this album was just Miles Away. Then Martin said, 'You know there's a Madonna song called Miles Away?' So it was changed."

Lyrics


Miles Away / The Truth Is

It's one of those conversations we've, we've had them before

The ones that leave you empty and wanting for more

Your eyes they tell me something that I understand

Your eyes they hold the truth and the truth is

You're miles away


Excuse me for my hesitation I've, I've met you before

Your face seems so familiar and longing for more

Your eyes they tell me something that I understand

Your eyes they hold the truth and the truth is

You're miles away


With all your superstitions and empty lines

I could be just like you

Withdrawn but alive


Life it has it's limitations we all have our needs

Love could be the only answer it lies underneath

Your eyes they tell me something that I understand

Your eyes they hold the truth and the truth is

You're miles away


Songwriter: Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpott
Publishing Information: ©2009 Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd licensed by JJSR Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Miles Away / The Truth Is

There are currently 37 recordings of Miles Away / The Truth Is available.

Dates where Miles Away / The Truth Is was played

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Miles Away / The Truth Is was played 66 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Miles Away / The Truth Is was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Miles Away / The Truth Is was not played during this tour.