Walking in My Shoes (5:01)

Cover of Songs of Faith and Devotion

From Songs of Faith and Devotion and 86 other releases

“Walking in My Shoes” is Depeche Mode’s twenty-eighth UK single, released on April 26, 1993, and the second single for the album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song reached #14 on the UK singles chart and matched the success of previous single “I Feel You” on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it hit #1.

The 7” version of “Walking in My Shoes” is not the same as the one in the Songs of Faith and Devotion album. The sound has been made more noisy and dirty, especially the drums in the verse, and the intro has been shortened.

The B-side is “My Joy”, the only exclusive B-Side from the Songs of Faith and Devotion album, and is a rock track in the vein of “I Feel You” and “Halo”.

The music video for “Walking in My Shoes” was directed by Anton Corbijn and is based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. At the beginning of the second verse, there’s a shot of Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, and Alan Wilder with naked women on their laps. This was removed in the MTV version in the US and replaced with footage the three members standing still, alone, from earlier in the video. The uncut version is on The Videos 86-98, the Devotional and The Best Of, Volume 1 DVDs. The song was covered by Canadian Grunge Band, Finger Eleven and was placed on their 2000 album The Greyest of Blue Skies.

The song is covered live by Janus.

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  • pixeltrash

    Brilliant. Masterpiece. One of their best and one of my favorites!

    4 Apr 2:13am Reply
  • NamelessDoubler

    Can't get enough of it :-)

    25 Mar 8:36pm Reply
  • SoniaGore

    this lyrics is always about my life and i want to scream oh god omfg stop

    15 Mar 10:22pm Reply
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted

    This has classic written all over it. 90s gem.

    4 Mar 1:49am Reply
  • Turnersmemo

    Oh fuck yeah. Sorry that was my first reaction to seeing this on my playlist.

    13 Feb 5:08pm Reply
  • Phreakerz

    Try walking in my shoes, you'll stumble in my footsteps

    3 Feb 10:37pm Reply
  • nowix

    motherfucking masterpiece

    29 Jan 1:35am Reply
  • kikyoumarss

    really surprising! *-*

    19 Jan 8:15pm Reply
  • echo725

    E-Bow

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Abs-in-The

    эта песня... всегда вызывала у меня одновременно и чувство наивысшего счастья на свете, и желание заплакать. я не знаю, что можно вообще в таком случае еще сказать, это фактически part of me

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • davideangelini

    Excelent song, maybe their best one

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Their best song

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DrewciferCDXX

    Probably my favorite DM song. Probably...

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • gregcobra

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • crocy2

    fantastico...

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • funkymonkey1980

    THE BEST

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Eightbit-boy

    Truly love it.

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    one more reason why depeche mode rocks.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Plakya19

    my beloved DM song ever [3]

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ataraxi4

    I'm not looking for a clearer conscience, peace of mind after what I've been through, and before we talk of any repentance...try walking in my shoes, try walking in my shoesss

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
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