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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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  • new wave theodicy
  • If god exist , he is exactly like in this song [7]
  • Fantastic!
  • DM's Berlin episode, time to get inspired by Einstürzende Neubauten...
  • in a word: eerie
  • I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors... but I think that God has a sick sense of humour.
  • the last minute or so of the album version is infuriating!
  • 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
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  • If god exist , he is exactly like in this song [6]

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