Puppets

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Puppets
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Working title
'Operator'
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:55
Tempo
124 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D Major
Engineering
Eric Radcliffe
John Fryer
Originally released
November 6, 1981
Played live
134 times *
Total live plays
134 times *

Notes

A working title for this song was 'Operator' and Dave refers to the song by this title during several gigs during the autumn dates of the 1981 Tour.

Lyrics


Puppets

Get that feeling

Head is reeling

You think you're in control

But you don't know me babe

I can move you

I can soothe you

I can take you places in a different way


I don't think you understand

What I'm trying to say

I'll be your operator baby

I'm in control


Watch your action

Close reaction

And everything you're thinking babe inside your head

Conversation, my creation

Nothing that you do

You do unless I said


You don't know the consequences

Of the things you say

I'll be your operator baby

I'm in control


All the things you tried to do babe

And all the words we said before

Are only part of what I started baby

And you can't stop me anymore


Songwriter: Vince Clarke
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Puppets

There are currently 72 recordings of Puppets available.

Dates where Puppets was played

1981 Tour

Puppets was played 19 times during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

Puppets was played 38 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Puppets was played 77 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

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

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Puppets was not played during this tour.
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