Miles Away / The Truth Is

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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."

Dates with available recordings of Miles Away / The Truth Is

There are currently 3 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.