Miracles

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Notes

In a long promo interview in September 2007, Dave Gahan was asked about every song off 'Hourglass' including this one:

"That song was, again it was one of those songs that I had a lyric that I wanted to just sing as it was, I didn't want to add another part to it, it was very simple, it was just a simple idea with two verses that really said it all. This feeling that I often have of contradicting myself, you know wanting to believe in something but also at the same time my disgust at that, not being comfortable in my own skin. So I kind of like wrote this lyric that hints at the things that I, you know believe in, or want to believe in. And also at the same time contradict it with, you know like the line 'I don't believe in Jesus, but I'm praying anyway', you know it's kind of like my lot in life, I don't believe in religion and stuff like that — it doesn't work for me. You know when I was a kid I was kind of forced to go to church, I was terrified of it but all those kind of images I think stuck with me. So you know, but I do believe in a sort of spiritual sense, somehow yearning to live there and stay there comes back to the song Kingdom again, you know finding somewhere that's within me, I'm not going to find it on the outside."

He also said in the press release for 'Hourglass':

"It's one of my favorites, because it is so exposed. Visually, it's kind of like coming in and out of the fog. Exposing a little bit of what I believe in but not really. I'm going to tell you that I don't believe in Jesus but I'm gonna continue praying. Religion is not a concept that I... I think it's archaic. But at the same time, there are many times I've found myself praying to something. If the lyrics are contradicting themselves, it's because I'm contradicting myself all the time. The thing is, I don't believe in miracles, but I see them happen in my life and in other people's lives. I have total faith in life and love; I just don't have any faith in people. But it's really a love song. And I believe in love, but I'm also afraid of it. In the past, I lost myself completely, and if you've lost yourself, you can't possibly have a relationship with anybody else. To have that in my life, to have a family, I realize it's the most important thing."

Dates with available recordings of Miracles

  • There are currently no recordings of Miracles available to download.

Dates where Miracles was performed

Miracles has been performed 3 times.