The Sun & The Rainfall

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9. Shouldn't Have Done That
10. The Sun & The Rainfall
List of A Broken Frame songs


The Sun & The Rainfall
Song The Sun & The Rainfall
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 5:02
Tempo 118 BPM
Time signature 4
Key G Major
Engineered by John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography Brian Griffin
Calligraphy Ching Ching Lee
Recorded December 1981 - July 1982
Originally released 27 September 1982
Live performances as Depeche Mode 47 times *
Total live performances 47 times *

"The Sun & The Rainfall" is a song from the 1982 album A Broken Frame by Depeche Mode.


Andrew Fletcher can be heard singing backing vocals during the end of this song, the lines "All that I'm saying, a game's not worth playing, over and over again". Audio from the rear channels of the 5.1 multichannel version of the song where Fletcher's vocals are clearly heard is below. Other than Interlude No. 2 - Crucified, this is the only Depeche Mode song where Fletcher's vocals can be clearly heard. During live performances of this song, Alan Wilder sings this line, as seen in the pro-shot video of 1982-10-25 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK starting at at timestamp 53:43.

  • Fletch's ending backing vocals:

For comparison purposes, here are the other vocalists' lines:

  • Dave's chorus vocals:

  • Martin's chorus backing vocals:

  • Martin's very quiet backing vocals at end of the song, from the front stereo channels of the 5.1 version:


The Sun And The Rainfall

Someone will call

Something will fall

And smash on the floor

Without reading the text

Know what comes next

Seen it before

And it's painful

Things must change

We must rearrange them

Or we'll have to estrange them

All that I'm saying

A game's not worth playing

Over and over again

You're the one I like best

You retain my interest

You're the only one

If it wasn't for you

Don't know what I'd do

Unpredictable like the sun

And the rainfall

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "The Sun & The Rainfall"
Main article: List of dates where "The Sun & The Rainfall" was played