Secret To The End

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Secret To The End
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Dave Gahan
Kurt Uenala
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Label
Columbia
Mute Records
Length (mm:ss)
5:12
Tempo
95 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F 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
33 times *
Total live plays
33 times *

'Secret To The End' is a song from the 2013 album Delta Machine by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Dave Gahan told Q magazine in March 2013:

"[Getting cancer] certainly did affect what I wrote. When that phrase came out, 'I can feel the presence of God' [from The Light The Dead See’s Presence Of God] I'm thinking, I can't sing that! And Secret To The End for Delta Machine, every verse ending with, 'Is this the end? Should this be the end?' It was seeing myself for the first time. The wondering why, why, why? What's it all about? I'm going to do something useful with it, try to be the best father and husband I can be... and the best musician. I wrote myself back into life.”

Lyrics


Secret To The End

Oh when I look at you

I'm probably the same way too

I got a feeling that it's coming soon

Could this be the end


When I look around this room

There must be something I can do

Can I convince you that it isn't true

We've come to the end


Did I disappoint you

I wanted to believe it's true

Oh the book of love was not enough

To see us through


The problem

Should have been you (should have been you)

Should have been you (could have been you)

Should have been you (would have been you)

(Should have been you, would have been you)

If it hadn't been me

(Would have been you, could have been you)

Should have been you (should have been you)

Should have been you (would have been you)

(Should have been you)

If it hadn't been me


It seems so obvious to you

You're feeling what I am feeling too

The final chapter in the contract expires soon

We've come to the end


Thank God I'm not the same as you

You always know exactly what to do

It's who I am, it's not like you

We've come to the end


Did I disappoint you

I wanted to believe it's true

The book of love was not enough

To see us through


The problem

Should have been you (should have been you)

Should have been you (could have been you)

Should have been you (would have been you)

(Should have been you, could have been you)

If it hadn't been me

(Would have been you, could have been you)

Should have been you (should have been you)

Should have been you (would have been you)

(Should have been you)

If it hadn't been me


Songwriter: Dave Gahan / Kurt Uenala
Publishing Information: ©2013 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o / JJSR Productions Inc. (BMI) / Chocolate Robot (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Secret To The End

There are currently 5 recordings of Secret To The End available.

Dates where Secret To The End was played

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Secret To The End was played 33 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Secret To The End was not played during this tour.