The Bottom Line

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The Bottom Line
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Song The Bottom Line
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Tim Simenon
Recorded at Abbey Road
Eastcote
Westside
Strongroom
RAK (London)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Larrabee West (Los Angeles)
Length (mm:ss) 4:26
Tempo 134 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key D♭ Major
Programmed by Kerry Hopwood
Engineered by Q
Engineering assistance Paul Hicks
Guy Massey
Lee Fitzgerald
Tom Rixton
Gary Forde
Lee Phillips
Jamie Campbell
Jim
Greg
Audie Chamberlain
Robbie Kazandjian
Mixed by Tim Simenon
Q
Mastered by Mike Marsh
Keyboards Dave Clayton
Pedal steel guitar B.J. Cole
Vocal coach Evelyn Halus
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Colour prints Brian Dowling
Sleeve design Area
Recorded January, 1996 - February, 1997
Originally released 14 April 1997
Live performances 22 times *
Total live performances 22 times *

"The Bottom Line" is a song from the 1997 album Ultra by Depeche Mode.

Lyrics


The Bottom Line

Like a cat dragged in from the rain

Who goes straight back out

To do it all over again

I'll be back for more

It's something that is out of our hands

Something we will never understand

It's a hidden law


The apple falls

Destiny calls

I follow you


Like a pawn on the eternal board

Who's never quite sure

What he's moved towards

I walk blindly on

And heaven is in front of me

Your heaven beckons me enticingly

When I arrive, it's gone


The river flows

The wise man knows

I follow you


I'm yearning

I'm burning

I feel love's wheels turning


Like a moth on love's bright light

I will get burned each and every night

I'm dying to


The sun will shine

The bottom line

I follow you


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1997 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of The Bottom Line

There are currently 21 recordings of The Bottom Line available.

Dates where The Bottom Line was played

2001 Exciter Tour

The Bottom Line was played 22 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.

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

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • The Bottom Line was not played during this tour.