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Written by Martin L. Gore Produced by Depeche Mode, Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones

Released September 1984 on Some Great Reward

Notes This song was released as a double A-side single, a month after the album's release, with fellow album cut, Somebody. Due to the song's religious lyrics, it was banned from BBC Radio 1's playlist.

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  • Avatar for Choners
    new wave theodicy
  • Avatar for Anilam_Malina
    If god exist , he is exactly like in this song [7]
  • Avatar for theironictea
    Fantastic!
  • Avatar for Lesscities
    DM's Berlin episode, time to get inspired by Einstürzende Neubauten...
  • Avatar for heathersterman
    in a word: eerie
  • Avatar for jayjech
    I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors... but I think that God has a sick sense of humour.
  • Avatar for fakehead
    the last minute or so of the album version is infuriating!
  • Avatar for hitbyambulance
    sarcasm, resignation, anger, tragedy, black humor and dare i say, irony ... one of Martin's best lyrics. and Alan does his usual great work on the arrangement. and yes, the contrast in musical tone between the verse and chorus is what makes it all work as well as it does
  • Avatar for thevictorfail
    <3
  • Avatar for Ninetales-
    If god exist , he is exactly like in this song [6]

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