Let’s Mode.

Depeche Mode, that is.

Their first non 80s-rooted album was “Songs of Faith and Devotion”. And it’s problem is that it’s DM’S Poland.
Wait. You might need some background on that. There’s this old Polish joke (and one liked by historians world-wide, too), about the Christian god really hating Poland, seating them between Germany and Russia. And should you look into Polands wild and violent history, you will quickly understand that, should there be any kind of god/s? Yeah, they’re playing a damn cruel joke on Poland.

So did Depeche Mode on “Songs of Faith and Devotion”, releasing it between “Violator” and “Ultra”. It… Kinda gets lost easily, even though it spots some killer tracks on its own! Some that are often overlooked. Or, well, simply not played as vividly as “Personal Jesus” and “Barrel of a Gun” and “It’s No Good” and “World in My Eyes” and “Enjoy the Silence” and “Policy of Truth” and… … Well, you get the idea, right?

So, today I’m giving you “Walking in My Shoes”. A deeply sombre track about a sinner trying to explain himself to a captive audience. It’s slow and pondering yet still powerful and gripping.

Another one of my favourite autumn tracks. This time one I love to listen to when I drive to club to dance the night away. And sometimes even when I drive back, with a wistful smile and memories of a great and adventurous night fresh in my mind.

Enjoy.

Depeche Mode – Walking in My Shoes [Songs of Faith and Devotion] | 1993 | New Wave -> Synthpop

[expand title=”Lyrics”]I would tell you about the things
They put me through
The pain I’ve been subjected to
But the Lord himself would blush
The countless feasts laid at my feet
Forbidden fruits for me to eat
But I think your pulse would start to rush

Now I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes

Morality would frown upon
Decency look down upon
The scapegoat fate’s made of me
But I promise now, my judge and jurors
My intentions couldn’t have been purer
My case is easy to see

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 shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

Now I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes[/expand]



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