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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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Lyrics

Girl of sixteen
Whole life ahead of her
Slashed her wrists
Bored with life
Didn't succeed
Thank the Lord for small mercies

Fighting back the…

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