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Riff: Depeche Mode – “Heaven”

Jan 31, 2013

Sometimes I slide away, silently/I slowly lose myself, over and over

from Heaven lyrics by Depeche Mode

Living up to their miserablist reputation, the hugely underrated synth-pop pioneers make a typically funereal return with a gloomy, yet spiritually powerful, Lynchian ballad which could be seen as a nod to Gahan‘s near-death experiences with its talk of surrendering to the other side.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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