Surrender

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Surrender
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Eastcote Studios
Abbey Road Studios
Label
Length (mm:ss)
6:19
Tempo
174 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
B Minor
Programming
Engineering
Robin Hancock
Philip Bagenal
Tim Weidner
Engineering assistance
Paul Hicks
Seymour Milton
Mixed at
Abbey Road Studios
Art direction
Mat Cook
Designed at
Intro (11)
Photography
Rick Guest
Distributed by
Vital
Published by
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd.
Grabbing Hands Music Ltd.
Pressed by
Nimbus – D0683
Recorded
1997-1998
Originally released
September 7, 1998
Played live
20 times *
Total live plays
28 times *

Notes

Martin Gore told Allstar Magazine in 1998:

"'Surrender' is quite slow. It's very melodic. It's a good song to sing. It's about surrendering to your desires - maybe you don't really have a choice. It is an extension of 'Ultra'."

When asked in 2005 about their most underrated song, Martin Gore said:

"There's one I particularly like that got lost because it was just an extra track on [the 'Only When I Lose Myself'] single, called 'Surrender'."

Tim Simenon reveals during his Depeche Mode Facebook Takeover that a working title for this track was 'Tempt'.

Lyrics


Surrender

Laying on your holy bed

By the hallowed door

Feeling like an infidel

Not worthy of your floor

Tempted by your innocence

Beckoned to my fate

I won't face the consequence

I wouldn't hesitate


I'm a man of flesh and bone

Rapture

Rushing through my veins

Passion

Flaming

In my heart

Heavenly surrender once again

Yeah


Shackled like an animal

Chained to my desires

Just another sacrifice

To love's eternal pyres

Tame me with your tenderness

And break my brittle heart

Easily and elegantly

Tear my world apart


I'm a man of flesh and bone

Rapture

Rushing through my veins

Passion

Flaming

In my heart

Heavenly surrender once again

Yeah


We're living in a world full of illusion

Everything is so unreal

My mind is in a state of confusion

But I can't deny the way I feel


I'm a man of flesh and bone

Rapture rushing through my veins

Yeah


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1998 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Surrender

There are currently 36 recordings of Surrender available.

Dates where Surrender was played

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

Surrender was played 20 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.

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

Surrender was played 8 times during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Surrender was not played during this tour.