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Written by Martin L. Gore Produced by Tim Simenon Engineered by Q Mixed by Tim Simenon & Q

Released February 1997 on Barrel of a Gun, and subsequently on the album, Ultra.

Notes This song was the first new material to be released by the band following the departure of Alan Wilder, almost 2 years earlier.

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  • I like the electro-rock side of DM [2]
  • Whatever I've done, i've been staring down the barrel of a gun...
  • (sigh) This makes me want to do certain things.
  • I like the electro-rock side of DM
  • I haven't said this but I now think that this is exotic and addictive. I really REALLY like it. :3
  • While watching a bit of the video Dave reminded me of Conchita Wurst. :o
  • I guess it would be really not matched up to say this since 1997 and 1996 aren't that distant but in that video Dave looks like Brian Molko from Placebo to me. Just saying b:
  • Classic!
  • Love this video!
  • Seems like the futility of living up to someone else's standards or outrageous expectations and therefore, every choice being dissected and chasticed.

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