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
Depeche Mode
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Mute Records
Length (mm:ss)
80 BPM
Time signature
A Minor
Christoffer Berg
Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance
Tomas del Toro-Diaz
Will Loomis
Dan Tobiason
Mixing assistance
Drew Smith
Vocal recording
Kurt Uenala
Bunt Stafford-Clark
March - October, 2012
Originally released
March 22, 2013
Played live
35 times *
Total live plays
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.

Dates with available recordings of The Child Inside

There are currently 2 recordings of The Child Inside available.

Dates where The Child Inside was played

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

The Child Inside was played 35 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • The Child Inside was not played during this tour.