My Secret Garden

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My Secret Garden
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:46
Tempo
116 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
C Major
Engineering
John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography
Brian Griffin
Calligraphy
Ching Ching Lee
Recorded
December 1981 - July 1982
Originally released
September 27, 1982
Played live
47 times *
Total live plays
47 times *

Lyrics


My Secret Garden

My secret garden is not so secret anymore

Run from the house holding my head in my hands

Feeling dejected, feeling like a child might feel

It all seems so absurd

That this should have occurred

My very only secret

And I had to go and leak it

My secret garden's not so secret anymore


No, my secret garden is not so secret anymore

Run through the fields, down to the edge of the water

Can't stay long, here comes the reason why

She'll catch me if she can

Take me by the hand

I'll have to keep on running

And I just can't see the fun in

My secret garden not being secret anymore


It used to be so easy

On days such as these she'd

Search and search for hours

In among the flowers

I loved it - I loved her

I loved it - I loved her


Play the fool, act so cruel - I loved it

Read her book, take a look - I loved her


It all seems so absurd

That this should have occurred

My very only secret

And I had to go and leak it

My secret garden is not so secret anymore


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of My Secret Garden

There are currently 16 recordings of My Secret Garden available.

Dates where My Secret Garden was played

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

My Secret Garden was played 47 times during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • My Secret Garden was not played during this tour.
1. Leave In Silence
2. My Secret Garden
List of A Broken Frame songs
3. Monument