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

Your rating:
Total ratings: 6334









Released: 1990
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 (352)add comment
Love it. Still. Saw them again recently and such a good vibe as always.
This calls for big horns and I don't mean the ones you blow into! KEF Fostex big ones cracked the plaster.
Defo get yer dance on..
After 30 years, I just saw them again a couple weeks ago, still a great show!
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

Godlike. Period.



One guy disagrees, he must be an atheist!
Fan fucking tastic..
 theirongiant wrote:

This is on the RP Rock Mix ... why?



Because it rocks?
 theirongiant wrote:

This is on the RP Rock Mix ... why?



why not? it's great.
This is on the RP Rock Mix ... why?
A very sweet love song.
Best band ever....RIP Fletch.
Incredible transition from "We used to wait" - Arcade Fire!
Proper ROCK STARS
Love this band.
 I think the banana was made for this.
"All I ever I wanted, all I needed, is here in my arms", may mean something different than I originally thought.






I sang the Tori Amos cover of this song to my girls when they were babes.
 murr69st335 wrote:

no sir,   I didn't like it




Everybody has different tastes. Thank You for being polite about it!  I think this tune is GREAT!
RIP Andy🙏
Thank you and godspeed Andy Fletcher
Rest in peace, Andrew Fletcher!
Yesterday was a very sad day for sure !!
R.I.P. Andy
Excellence. Such a shame about Fletch. God bless him.
As perfect a song as you're gonna get - a timeless classic
 drews wrote:

The perfect 80s electro-pop song


Released in 1990..... they were a bit slow?
This track is pretty darn good in CONTEXT when played as a part of the entire album.  As a single, or just played as a one off like RP does, its not as strong.  I'd way rather hear some of their earlier stuff that really attacked the new ground they were exploring in the mid 80's....most anything off of Black Celebration is far more dark, menacing and gut-punching.  This track always just felt like their label wanted a single.
 TheKing2 wrote:


Still I gave it a 9


10 here. Incredible, and ages extremely well.
 murr69st335 wrote:

no sir,   I didn't like it



Still I gave it a 9
no sir,   I didn't like it
Excellent!!
 Shimmer wrote:

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

Not everywhere.
31 years old and timeless, one of the best songs ever written 
 nmuessig wrote:
Jesus Christ. This sounds so goood!
 
31 years later, still sounds as good as I remember it sounding. (jesus christ that was a long time ago)
Best effort from this crew....One of my faves...Big Fat 9
I love this music
And in the category of Best Use of Synthesizer the nominees are.....

- anything fron Violator
Jesus Christ. This sounds so goood!
 Franknfurter wrote:
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
 

Amazing. I have noticed that there are a lot of French RP listeners. I have seen that the french guys either can't speak english very well or hesitate to speak , but they do admire a lot of classical english songs.  Cheers!
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Godlike. Period.
 

New paragraph. Not really.
Godammit - this sounds so good. I never think to listen to DM.

I am going to remedy that now.
The only man to EVER get away with wearing white Levis. And wear them well he did.{#Ask} 
 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!