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Depeche Mode — Enjoy The Silence
Album: Violator
Avg rating:
7.9

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Total ratings: 4145









Released: 1990
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world

Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh, my little girl

All I ever wanted, all I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial

Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All I ever wanted, all I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

All I ever wanted, all I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

All I ever wanted, all I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence
Comments (313)add comment
 BSartiste wrote:
club shite
 
But it's really good shite!
another one of those, you just know who it is from the first note. I have found their studio stuff pretty good. I downloaded a concert and found it very annoying...bad mix....bad night...dunno...but I was disappointed none the less.
club shite
Painting sets as stage manager  for my high school thespian club is the specific memory my mind has assigned to this song.
a mio gusto la migliore canzone di questo gruppo
Godlike. Period.
I'm not the biggest electronica fan, but depeche mode is a great band... not much by them I don't like!
One of my alltime favourites
Locked in France only Wine and 
Radio Paradise save our souls 
Great work thx to all who try to save our lives
ahh 1990, college in santa barbara, ca dancing to this at zelo on state st, the best. life was good, so was the music. 
je ne peux donner moins qu'un 10... my best song ever on a dance floor... eyes closed and enjoy the MUSIK :-)
Can't stop myself to give a big 10, j Iust  need  ur silence if u disagree  
 Jeff09 wrote:
If you want to hear something strange, beautiful and completely different, check out Eric Whitacre's modern choral arrangement of this song.
 
Wonderful!
Thanks, Jeff09
They were very great composers, new style. We had quite a few of very great bands in those days .
perfect
 Jeff09 wrote:
If you want to hear something strange, beautiful and completely different, check out Eric Whitacre's modern choral arrangement of this song.
 

WOW
Yes, check this out people!
 Far wrote:
If you revel in DM, try the DM Baar in Talinn, Estonia - all DM videos and music all the time. Band-endorsed and a tourist must-stop.  Good earlier band memorabilia.  Lots of drinking nooks and crannies.

 
So, there's a bar, in Estonia, where Depeche Mode is always playing. Who needs hell when there's this?
Some 80's songs age better than others...like this one.
More DM please! Something from "Songs of Faith and Devotion"!
DP are timeless somehow, more please
Just saw them in concert. They get better with age, and their lyrics are timeless. Thanks for playing. 
Words certainly can do harm. An embrace works better.  
Wispy cotton candy atmosphere music.  Always enjoyable ......... or maybe it's just the headphones today.
 Noé wrote:
One of the most interressant singer and writer fo many years

 


Those chords...that sci-fi soundscape...the dark-tinged, precise vocals...so uniquely New Wave, but still sounds wonderful in play today
I heard Tori Amos do a KILLER cover of this recently. Thought it was better than the original.
notched this up to a 9.
All I ever wanted, all I ever needed.
One of the most interressant group of ninety years
{#Sunny}  {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Hey Bill, I have a segment idea for you

Depeche Mode- Policy Of Truth
Echo & The Bunnymen-Lips Like Sugar
Joy Division-Love Will Tear Us Apart

your welcome{#Cheesygrin} 
Tour in 2017
Wow! 2 DMs in as many days. Thank you, RP!
I wish I could enjoy the silence when this song comes on. ;-)
 Jeff09 wrote:
If you want to hear something strange, beautiful and completely different, check out Eric Whitacre's modern choral arrangement of this song.

 
Thank you! I just checked him out. Awesome.
oh please not again
If you want to hear something strange, beautiful and completely different, check out Eric Whitacre's modern choral arrangement of this song.
They rarely put a foot wrong! Strong 9 here
Such a strong 10.
It may be a classic already and it may sound in all other radio station, but God! such a strong 10. 
 Far wrote:
If you revel in DM, try the DM Baar in Talinn, Estonia - all DM videos and music all the time. Band-endorsed and a tourist must-stop.  Good earlier band memorabilia.  Lots of drinking nooks and crannies.

 
i don't know about the DM Baar
but a stay in Talinn sounds nice
Spring perhaps 
If you revel in DM, try the DM Baar in Talinn, Estonia - all DM videos and music all the time. Band-endorsed and a tourist must-stop.  Good earlier band memorabilia.  Lots of drinking nooks and crannies.
simply a classic
classical dancing very nice number!
Straight 10 even after all these years.
Saw them last year in Amsterdam and before in Austin. Epic performance. Still.  
The future is here.  It's just not evenly distributed.

 
niccca wrote:
Shimmer wrote:

This came out in 1990. CDs were very common by then.

 

I did not know what a CD is in 1990. Maybe five years later, more towards 2000, they started to be more common there where I lived at that time (a very small town in a post-communist country).

 


I tried to do as the title said but then I could not enjoy the song.
Shimmer wrote:

This came out in 1990. CDs were very common by then.

 

I did not know what a CD is in 1990. Maybe five years later, more towards 2000, they started to be more common there where I lived at that time (a very small town in a post-communist country).
 Shimmer wrote:

This came out in 1990. CDs were very common by then.

 
Don't pee on their Corn Flakes! It happened that way and that's how they want to remember it (I do the same thing {#Drool}). If we want to say that we remember walking to school in two feet of snow up hill both ways, so be it!
 Mayasha wrote:
I borrowed the cassette from a friend (there were no CDs at that time) and listened to the album from start to end (thanks for auto reverse!). I was 14 then, but I still love them now.

 
This came out in 1990. CDs were very common by then.
{#Dancingbanana} Dancing banana and I LOVE this song 
I borrowed the cassette from a friend (there were no CDs at that time) and listened to the album from start to end (thanks for auto reverse!). I was 14 then, but I still love them now.
 MojoJojo wrote:
But what about the song?  

Tony0600 wrote:
turgid, tedious, droning
 
 
Very good! 
Nice!
 GertR wrote:
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Commenting this song has now been disabled.

 

I misheard for decades as
Words are very unnecessary
Breaking only two hearts
Thanks!
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Commenting this song has now been disabled.
 Biscobret wrote:
God - i LOVE this fucking song!  A LOT!

just went from a 9 --> 10

 
{#Bounce}
God - i LOVE this fucking song!  A LOT!

just went from a 9 --> 10
But what about the song?  

Tony0600 wrote:
turgid, tedious, droning
 



Blah!  Never understood the appeal for this band and yes, I have tried for the last couple of decades....
...oh Bill, you make me come back teenager!! Thanks!! {#Daisy}
 ozzie1313 wrote:
rarely do you play back to back songs that suck

  And I would like to add that your beard looks very tidy. :-)
(good song)
 ShamanManu wrote:
{#Crown}

 
Exactly...
 Sirena815 wrote:
For some reason, Enjoy The Silence never gets old for me. Solid outstanding song.
 
Ditto. Loved the video as well when it came out.
I like DM more and more in my mid thirties. 8
{#Crown}
Thanks RP!!!!!

I'm seeing these guys in Brooklyn in exactly 7 days.
extremely danceable, this one can overpower whatever else is going on around and put me right on the dance floor, and in my mind's eye the lead singer is doing the oh-so physical enactment of these simple lyrics...just the most basic statement of all our desires

always liked this one 
 DearDM wrote:

...and oh so delicious!
 
Heck-yeah, Bill!  Thanks for the shout-out. 

Can you tell I love these guys??

 justsomeone wrote:
I used to hate Depeche Mode - Not any more.

Progression or regression?
 
...or just old age?
I'm mellowing towards them too...might even like them in another 20 years or so.
Should be the theme song for Bean-O.
 Tony0600 wrote:
turgid, tedious, droning
 
...and oh so delicious!
I used to hate Depeche Mode - Not any more.

Progression or regression?
Dear RP, thank you for my dose of DM!
A Depeche Mode song I don't hate . . . 
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Just one of those 'never played too much' tracks (such as 'Into the trees' by the Cure...).

Seems like ages since I last logged on here...
 



..that'd be "The Forest"..& i agree on both counts..
Dear RP, thank you!!!!!!
turgid, tedious, droning
rarely do you play back to back songs that suck
Just one of those 'never played too much' tracks (such as 'Into the trees' by the Cure...).

Seems like ages since I last logged on here...
Love hearing this............memories !!!!!
 
 DearDM wrote:
Dear RP, thank you!
 
yes. i love it whenever it is played!
 albatross wrote:

Agree.  This has been round for a while.

 
That's better than it having been square or hexagonal, I guess.  I assume you meant "around"; about 98% of the tunes in the RP library have "been 'round for a while".


Taken of an absolute brilliant album (as a whole).. too much airplay (in charts etc) but all in all very nice to hear every once in a while :)
Turn it off & enjoy the silence...overplayed everywhere.
{#Music}
 `Excellent!
{#Cheers}
Dear RP, thank you!
For some reason, Enjoy The Silence never gets old for me. Solid outstanding song.
PSD to the rescue. Awaaayyy.
enjoy

This was the best song-set-to-laser as programmed by Laser Fantasy International. Ever.
I miss performing laser shows.

*sigh*
Love this song and so in the mood for this right now!
The perfect 80s electro-pop song
 albatross wrote:

Agree.  This has been round for a while.

 

{#Hand}

They can keep playing this three times a day for all I care. Classic is classic.
 eruwenolorien wrote:
A friend introduced me to Depeche Mode about 5 years ago, and I hated it. Yet every time I hear this one, I have trouble remembering why I disliked this band so much. I'll have to try more songs on this album. Anyone have any other DM favorites to suggest?
 
This is among the weakest songs on Violator. I'd say you will be richly rewarded if you pick up this album. Black Celebration is good, Some Great Reward sounded great to me when I first heard it, but might be a little dated now. Anything earlier than that is going to sound pretty dated these days. As for the more recent stuff, I thought Exciter was great, Playing the Angel gets regular rotation at my house, and Songs of Faith and Devotion was pretty damn good (though it's not so recent, I guess - I'm getting old!). 

Edit: and how could I forget to mention it! Go hunt out Agent Orange, an instrumental piece that was a bonus track on the Music For The Masses cd. Beautiful, melancholy piece of music. 

Edit Edit: In fact, let me save you the trip. Agent Orange

 Zep wrote:

Never mind that, what's the word from the Nottingham jury?
 
 
An easy 9 from the closet Goth Nottingham jury. I'd never really properly listened to DM before joining RP, so this station has really deepened my appreciation of these electro-Goth merchants. I just love poppy sounds with dark lyrics. Is that Dave Gahan psychically tortured, or what? Still, his pain results in our pleasure :)

Worlds going to f**k and we have Depeche Mode on, thank God
 Foot wrote:
Can probably retire this one...from the list.
 
Agree.  This has been round for a while.

After I proposed to the lovely lady who's now my wife, she kidnapped me for a beautiful getaway. She made a cassette tape for me and this was the first song on it. Hearing it reminds me of that terrific weekend so it instantly gets a 10 from me.
 fredriley wrote:
In that case, maybe RP ought to play John Cage's (in)famous 4'33" ;)
 
Never mind that, what's the word from the Nottingham jury?
 

Bill, play the Tori Amos version. It's on her album Strange Little Girls. {#High-five}


 eruwenolorien wrote:
A friend introduced me to Depeche Mode about 5 years ago, and I hated it. Yet every time I hear this one, I have trouble remembering why I disliked this band so much. I'll have to try more songs on this album. Anyone have any other DM favorites to suggest?
 

Try about anything off of the "Some Great Reward" album.  Can't go wrong there!
Can probably retire this one...from the list.
Has it really been 20 years? Wow. This is a really good album, and I remember when it came out. I listened to this CD quite a bit that year. Yep, remember CDs?
A friend introduced me to Depeche Mode about 5 years ago, and I hated it. Yet every time I hear this one, I have trouble remembering why I disliked this band so much. I'll have to try more songs on this album. Anyone have any other DM favorites to suggest?
Indémodable!!!
Undeniably, one of the best in the 80s.
 tapatia1072 wrote:
mute.
 

Listened to this in the car today, ripping along the NYS Thruway at 80 plus. Quite the time traveler.
 tapatia1072 wrote:
mute.
 
Did you enjoy the silence? ....runs away.... {#Shifty}
Brings me back to my college days and our warm-up tape (yes, tape) before field hockey games...
 fredriley wrote:

In that case, maybe RP ought to play John Cage's (in)famous 4'33" ;)

 
Or even better, the Billy Bragg, Imogen Heap, etc, collaboration of the same 4'33".  https://www.billybragg.com/press/story.php?ID=172  Although, now that I think about it, they probably sound quite similar. :-)

I can't stop Roxberry dancing!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the madness.........................
Silence? What silence? I hear Depeche Mode. Glad it's this song. One of my favorites of theirs. I like the near atonal melody in the verse just before the bridge in the arrangement. Also that recurring keyboard melody is hypnotic. 
"All I ever wanted, all I ever needed is here in my arms. Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm."

Electronica as romance. Glorious.
Nice , classic, lovely dance song!!
 spigolli wrote:
Gak, here's a singing style I really can't stand.  Guess I never got into that gayties disco stuff.
 
"gayties"? That's not a term I've heard before and I lived through the 80s. Care to unpack it for us?

 Zeito wrote:
(Queue Jerry Seinfeld voice) How can I "Enjoy the Silence" when this song is playing?  And if words are so unneccesary why are you saying so much?
 
In that case, maybe RP ought to play John Cage's (in)famous 4'33" ;)

(Queue Jerry Seinfeld voice) How can I "Enjoy the Silence" when this song is playing?  And if words are so unneccesary why are you saying so much?
 tapatia1072 wrote:
mute.
 

I'll see your mute, and raise ya a double mute.