Precious (4:10)

Cover of Playing the Angel

From Playing the Angel and 62 other releases

“Precious” is Depeche Mode’s forty-first single, and the first single from the album Playing the Angel. It was released on October 2005. The single reached #4 in the UK, #71 on the Hot 100, and #23 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Although the meaning of almost all of Depeche Mode’s songs are not revealed (because Martin Gore prefers people to find their own meanings for each song) he made an exception with “Precious,” revealing that the song is written about his children and what they must have been going through when he was getting a divorce from their mother.


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  • kuro-gawa

    Wonderful song! One of my all-time Depeche Mode favorites ❤ [2]

    20 May 4:52pm Reply
  • kangrenaa

    Wow, I never bothered to check out Depeche Mode's newer albums & I'm just realizing I have been missing out.

    7 Apr 9:04pm Reply
  • davidmxdf

    Amazing song and great video.

    31 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • octopuss22

    Damn... I still remember when this song (and album) were released, it was in the warm autumn... I was in love with the 'ship' music video also. I still dig that haunting atmosphere.

    2 Mar 8:22pm Reply
  • HenryBadaroh

    Their best.

    16 Jan 10:05pm Reply
  • peach1987

    Wonderful song! One of my all-time Depeche Mode favorites ❤

    16 Jan 7:18pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    What is precious to do it again to the beach with your kindle why should we meet at least it was a summer baby on my phone number of a month after hearing what is that a company said on October washing machines live longer with a machine and I want a bath because this is the thing in the summer clothes and the control of my body and give me and fruity Cia eggs are you calling donkey boy and did you have a bath

    11 Jan 9:22pm Reply
  • forgetmenot

    I'm getting major goosebumps

    11 Jan 5:37pm Reply
  • Halloweve


    10 Jan 9:05pm Reply
  • black-reni

    The best band in the universe

    8 Jan 9:38am Reply
  • skitchuk


    3 Jan 7:18pm Reply
  • Alphaville73

    muzyczne cudeńko :-)

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • darkhelor


    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SisterOfNight99

    02:26 "китайское техно" :-)

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • The_Sun_XIX


    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • darkhelor

    Мне лично песня очень понравилась))

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Do I have this

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • theironictea


    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MartianReaper

    seen them live. This song is the best thing they have ever put together. Period

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Thonydef

    still fricken love this!

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
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