The Love Thieves

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The Love Thieves
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Abbey Road
Eastcote
Westside
Strongroom
RAK (London)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Larrabee West (Los Angeles)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
6:34
Tempo
97 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F Major
Programming
Engineering
Q
Engineering assistance
Paul Hicks
Guy Massey
Lee Fitzgerald
Tom Rixton
Gary Forde
Lee Phillips
Jamie Campbell
Jim
Greg
Audie Chamberlain
Robbie Kazandjian
Mixing
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Keyboards
Additional vocal engineering
Vocal coach
Evelyn Halus
Art direction
Colour prints
Brian Dowling
Sleeve design
Area
Recorded
January, 1996 - February, 1997
Originally released
April 14, 1997
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
8 times *

Lyrics


The Love Thieves

Oh the tears that you weep

For the poor tortured souls

Who fall at your feet

With all their love begging bowls

All the clerks and the tailors

The sharks and the sailors

All good at their trades

But they'll always be failures


Alms for the poor

For the wretched disciples

And the love that they swore

With their hearts on the bible

Beseeching the honour

To sit at your table

And feast on your holiness

As long as they're able


Love needs its martyrs

Needs its sacrifices

They live for your beauty

And pay for their vices

Love will be the death of

My lonely soul brothers

But their spirits shall live on in

The hearts of all lovers


You're holding court

With your lips and your smile

Your body's a halo

Their minds are on trial

Sure as adam is eve

Sure as Jonah turned whaler

They're crooked love thieves

And you are their jailor


Love needs its martyrs

Needs its sacrifices

They live for your beauty

And pay for their vices

Love will be the death of

My lonely soul brothers

But their spirit shall live on in

The hearts of all lovers


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

Dates with available recordings of The Love Thieves

There are currently 13 recordings of The Love Thieves available.

Dates where The Love Thieves was played

1997 Ultra Parties

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

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

The Love Thieves was played 8 times during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • The Love Thieves was not played during this tour.
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