My Little Universe

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My Little Universe
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Label
Columbia
Mute Records
Length (mm:ss)
4:24
Tempo
173 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
B Minor
Programming
Christoffer Berg
Engineering
Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance
Tomas del Toro-Diaz
Will Loomis
Dan Tobiason
Mixing assistance
Drew Smith
Vocal recording
Kurt Uenala
Mastering
Bunt Stafford-Clark
Design
Recorded
March - October, 2012
Originally released
March 22, 2013
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

Notes

Andy Fletcher told Exclaim!:

"Well, 'My Little Universe' is a very techno track. It's out there, that one. It's a little jewel, that track. It sort of breaks up the more built up tracks and where it is on the album — track 5 — it's really a nice position. What happened with that song, it was just sort of a normal pop track really and we layered and layered and layered stuff on it and it wasn't sounding right so in the end we just completely stripped it down to how it is now, and now it sounds great. I'm talking about so much stuff "on," so many tracks used up, and really just taking bare elements of things — a couple of melodies, a couple of sequencers. It's just amazing. That's one of the nice surprises really. We thought that track was going nowhere and could see it just as a bonus track or something but out of the blue a bit of magic occurred."

Martin Gore told the same to KCRW:

"Out of all of my songs on [Delta Machine], that's the one that changed dramatically. For ages, we'd think that it wasn't gonna go on the album, because it somehow didn't quite fit. It was too fiddly, it had chord changes that it didn't need. So we stripped it right back. And I think our programmer, Christoffer Berg, should take a lot of credit for that. He was the one who kind of started stripping it back, and started on that path."

Lyrics


My Little Universe

My little universe

Is expanding

Slowly

And those who know me

Say I'm growing every day


Beautiful emptiness

Surrounds me

I take small steps

I'm making progress

In a non-specific way


Here I am king

I decide everything

I let no one in

No one

No one

No one


Limited consciousness

Preserves me

It protects me

And just connects enough

To keep the wolves at bay


My little universe

Is expanding

Slowly

And those who know me

Say I'm growing every day


Here I am king

I decide everything

I let no one in

No one

No one

No one


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2013 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o itself and / Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. (BMI). All rights reserved.

Dates where My Little Universe was played

My Little Universe has never been played live.

4. Secret To The End
5. My Little Universe
List of Delta Machine songs
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