Precious (4:10)

Cover of Playing the Angel

From Playing the Angel and 60 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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  • Thonydef

    still fricken love this!

    Yesterday 11:26pm Reply
  • bosondehiggs2

    3:30 <3

    23 Sep 6:50pm Reply
  • Solar_Smile

    27 Aug 4:30pm Reply
  • gotgore101

    The video rocks. Watching them perform thid song in person is truly awesome.

    10 Aug 1:19am Reply
  • Gif__

    Precious song literally. ♥

    7 Jul 7:42am Reply
  • im_uni

    This song brought me to love them.

    25 May 12:46am Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    I've been listening to DM for years, but as soon as I heard this song it became by favorite, above all others by them.

    21 Apr 5:59am Reply
  • qpensieri

    non mi stancherò mai di ascoltarlo depeche forever

    17 Apr 8:42am Reply
  • black-reni

    the best group in the universe

    7 Apr 2:02pm Reply
  • ayeromanojoy

    Sometimes words aren't enough to describe the beauty of a song... This is the case.

    29 Mar 7:46pm Reply
  • yerbyderby

    I´m in listening mode.

    5 Mar 6:47pm Reply
  • Junior7couto

    So sad :~~~ My God, what have we done to you?

    25 Jan 3:07pm Reply
  • Bizon - new issue of ROCK AXXESS magazine. online, free and downloadable ;) most articles also in English. check it out guys and share please ;) this issue includes CJ Ramone, Propagandhi, Depeche Mode, Led Zeppelin (PL only), Vivienne Westwood, Liberace and more

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Irlandese64

    If God has a master plan, that only He understands, I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through...

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    I love it more now, after seeing them perform it on their recent tour (and having that video with all the dogs being shown, behind them). If you caught their tour, you know what i mean. and although i know what Martin originally really wrote this about, i'll now have a different connection. i almost cried when I saw the golden retriever, my first pet which i loved dearly. some of the lyrics, just then, hit me hard. :(

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • tdlamini12

    wow i feel this song preciouse

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SFH-

    Sasha's remix is better than original

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
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  • Thonydef

    omg i love this song to death

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • olujni_mornar

    I guess I never liked Depeche Mode very much before hearing this song. What a wonderful piece of art.

    17 May 2013 Reply
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