Nothing

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8. To Have And To Hold
9. Nothing
List of Music for the Masses songs
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Nothing
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:18
Tempo
107 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
B Major
Recorded
February - July, 1987
Originally released
September 28, 1987
Played live
101 times *
Total live plays
101 times *

'Nothing' is a song from the 1987 album Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Dave Gahan said in the commentary track on the DVD of '101' in 2003:

"When I hear the songs now, like this one especially, I really hear in Mart's words what a big influence Iggy Pop has on him. This song, 'Nothing', was like 'Dirt' from The Stooges or something."

Dave Bascombe told Super Deluxe Edition in July 2019:

"[...] We dug out a few of [Depeche Mode's] old samples and I brought a lot of mine as well, which were more in the vein of just regular snare drums and kicks, although I did use, there's one interesting sound which is used as a high hat on, I think 'Nothing', or maybe a few things, which is a pneumatic coach door shutting."

When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the '101' CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine 'Best', Andy Fletcher said (translated from French):

"At the end of the track, Dave asks the audience how they're doing. That what can be heard on the recording is pretty much everything that he said on stage. He never gives long speeches during the concert and that's good, I think. When I went to see Prince's last concert, I was disappointed, because he kept repeating that he loved London, that it was a fabulous place. I bet the next day he said the same thing in Amsterdam or Paris."

Lyrics


Nothing

Sitting target

Sitting waiting

Anticipating

Nothing

Nothing


Life

Is full of surprises

It advertises

Nothing

Nothing


What am I trying to do

What am I trying to say

I'm not trying to tell you anything

You didn't know

When you woke up today


Sitting target

Sitting praying

God is saying

Nothing

Nothing


Always

Knows the prospects

Learn to expect

Nothing

Nothing


What am I trying to do

What am I trying to say

I'm not trying to tell you anything

You didn't know

When you woke up today


Nothing

Nothing

Nothing, oh no

Nothing, oh no


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1987 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Nothing

There are currently 70 recordings of Nothing available.

Dates where Nothing was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Nothing was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

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

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Nothing was not played during this tour.