The Sinner In Me

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The Sinner In Me
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Song The Sinner In Me
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Stratosphere Sound (New York City)
Whitfield Street (London)
Length (mm:ss) 4:56
Tempo 169 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key F Major
Programmed by Dave McCracken
Richard Morris
Engineered by Ben Hillier
Richard Morris
Mixing assistance Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Mastered by Emily Lazar
Mastering assistance Sarah Register
Recording assistance Nick Sevilla
Arjun Agerwala
Rudyard Lee Cullers
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Design Anton Corbijn
Four5one.com
Photography Anton Corbijn
Recorded January - July 2005
Originally released 13 October 2005
Live performances 82 times *
Total live performances 82 times *

"The Sinner In Me" is a song from the 2005 album Playing The Angel by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Ben Hillier told Depeche-mode.com:

"'Sinner In Me' was... well it wasn't actually that challenging to do, it was good fun to do, but we changed it an awful lot from the demo. It was very different that one. That one was kinda reggae... [laughs] If you can imagine that!"

Ben Hillier told the November 2005 of Keyboard magazine:

"[T]here's that rather ominous bass that begins 'The Sinner in Me' which also uses the [ARP] 2600s."

Lyrics


The Sinner In Me

If I could just hide

The sinner inside

And keep him denied

How sweet life would be

If I could be free

From the sinner in me


I'll never be a saint

That's not a picture

That your memory paints

Not renowned for my patience

I'm not renowned for my restraint


But you're always around

You can always be found

To pick me up

When I'm on the ground


If I could just hide

The sinner inside

And keep him denied

How sweet life would be

If I could be free

From the sinner in me


I'm still recovering

Still getting over all the suffering

More known for my anger

Than for any other thing


But you've always tried

To be by my side

And catch my fall

When I start to slide


If I could just hide

The sinner inside

And keep him denied

How sweet life would be

If I could be free

From the sinner in me


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of The Sinner In Me

There are currently 90 recordings of The Sinner In Me available.

Dates where The Sinner In Me was played

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

The Sinner In Me was played 82 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • The Sinner In Me was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • The Sinner In Me was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • The Sinner In Me was not played during this tour.