The Child Inside

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7. Broken
8. The Child Inside
List of Delta Machine songs
9. Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
The Child Inside
Song The Child Inside
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 4:16
Tempo 80 BPM
Time signature 3
Key A Minor
Programmed by Christoffer Berg
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Tomas del Toro-Diaz
Will Loomis
Dan Tobiason
Mixing assistance Drew Smith
Vocal recording Kurt Uenala
Mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark
Design Anton Corbijn
Recorded March - October, 2012
Originally released 22 March 2013
Live performances as Depeche Mode 35 times *
Total live performances 35 times *

"The Child Inside" is a song from the 2013 album Delta Machine by Depeche Mode.


The Child Inside

There is darkness and death in your eyes

What have you got buried inside

The shallow grave in your soul

The ghosts there have taken control

You really should have dug a little deeper there

Body parts are starting to appear and scare

The child inside away

Each tear that flows down your face

Trickles then picks up the pace

And turns to a river inside

A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound

And watching from afar I see a child is drowned

The child inside your heart

I can see you drifting away

Heading for the light

I can see you drifting away

Every night

Why were you always inside

On days when the weather was fine

And while we were running around

You were nowhere to be found

You know you should have taken all your dolls to bed

But you were made to play games with your soul instead

The child inside you died

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2013 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o itself and / Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. (BMI). All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "The Child Inside"
Main article: List of dates where "The Child Inside" was played