Two Minute Warning

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Two Minute Warning
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
The Garden (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:13
Tempo
111 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
G Minor
Engineering
Ferg Peterkin
Gareth Jones
Tonmeister
Mixed at
Hansa Mischraum
Mastering
Christian Stegmaier
Design
Martyn Atkins
Town & Country Planning
Illustrations
Ian Wright
Originally released
August 22, 1983
Played live
125 times *
Total live plays
125 times *

Notes

Alan Wilder said in the Q&A on Shunt:

"It was about the nuclear arms race of the eighties."

Lyrics


Two Minute Warning

We're lying by the orange sky

Two million miles across the land

Scattered to the highest high

Expect they'll either laugh or cry

No sex, no consequence, no sympathy

You're good enough to heat


Two minute warning

Two minutes later

When time has come

My days are numbered


The dawning of another year

Marks time for those who understand

One in four still here

While you and I go hand in hand

No radio, no sound, no sin, no sanctuary

So welcome to your last


The sun, the solitude, the cemetary

So welcome to your last


Songwriter: Alan Wilder
Publishing Information: ©1983 RCA Music Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Two Minute Warning

There are currently 70 recordings of Two Minute Warning available.

Dates where Two Minute Warning was played

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Two Minute Warning was played 48 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Two Minute Warning was played 77 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

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

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Two Minute Warning was not played during this tour.
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