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Depeche Mode — World In My Eyes
Album: Violator
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2775









Released: 1990
Length: 4:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Let me take you on a trip around the world and back
And you won't have to move, you just sit still
Now let your mind do the walking and let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes
I'll take you to the highest mountain to the depths of the deepest sea
And we won't need a map, believe me
Now let my body do the moving and let my hands do the soothing
Let me show you the world in my eyes

That's all there is, nothing more than
You can feel now, that's all there is

Let me put you on a ship on a long, long trip
Your lips close to my lips
All the islands in the ocean, all the heaven's in motion
Let me show you the world in my eyes

That's all there is, nothing more than
You can touch now, that's all there is

Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
Let me show you the world in my eyes
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 sgaustein wrote:

Gee I wish I had half of this guy's self confidence 



Dave is massively confident and just having fun on stage as performer (Martin struggles with stage presence but gets through it and is well-loved by audience). Seen them twice recently. Dave is one of the most on-pitch, on-time vocalists I've seen live (been a concert-goer of a multitude of bands since 1980). Absolutely outstanding shows -- amazing visuals, bombastic sound, intense energy.
 DGR1 wrote:

My fave band and my second fave song from them. I only rate Behind The Wheel higher



now i want to hear BTW!
 fredriley wrote:

This tangentially reminds me of the old joke/saying:

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. if then you do judge him harshly, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

I'll get me coat...





Damn you, fredriley. 
 William wrote:


Half right. Hurt was written by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails).


Posts on RP are beter peer reviewed than articles on Wkipedia. 
click-track makes it crap.
 molson wrote:

Timeless greatness....




I Agree! Thanx RP!
Gee I wish I had half of this guy's self confidence 
What a killer set William!!! Yes!!!
 johnfiva wrote:


Obviously you're a lonely minority here and you understand nothing. Check why Eric Honegger had to give up to pressure and let Depeche Mode play in the old DDR!


* Erich Honecker
The entire album is a 10.
 DaveInVA wrote:

This Depressed Mode is right on down there with David Bryne in the bottom of the virtual garbage can of music



Obviously you're a lonely minority here and you understand nothing. Check why Eric Honegger had to give up to pressure and let Depeche Mode play in the old DDR!
RIP Andy, you will be greatly missed.
I bought this album (obviously) for their hit song  Enjoy the Silence back in those days, but was overwhelmed by the intensity of the whole album.

Definitely in my top 10 best albums of all time.

(whereas there older work isn't really my cup of tea)
 SnapDragon66 wrote:


Nor me, though they did write Hurt and Personal Jesus, both covered (and better) by Cash.


err Hurt is by Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor
GREAT TUNE!
 nickmetalx3317 wrote:


Well then sit down first.


Timeless greatness....
Dad jokes. Everywhere.
Man, haven't heard this one in forever. 10!
 SnapDragon66 wrote:


Nor me, though they did write Hurt and Personal Jesus, both covered (and better) by Cash.
 

Half right. Hurt was written by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails).
 Far wrote:
Check out the DM Baar if you are ever in Talinn Estonia. All DM music and videos, band-authorized, T shirts etc. Some really rare old signe dposters and promos from their Boy Band early days.
 

Yeah, I went there a few years back!
My fave band and my second fave song from them. I only rate Behind The Wheel higher
 nicknt wrote:
Sorry, I can't stand them, I really can't.
 

Nor me, though they did write Hurt and Personal Jesus, both covered (and better) by Cash.
 nicknt wrote:
Sorry, I can't stand them, I really can't.
 

Well then sit down first.
 nicknt wrote:
Sorry, I can't stand them, I really can't.
 

You're allowed.  Just not around me.
Sorry, I can't stand them, I really can't.
Simply outstanding
oil o9oooooo poppy
pay(︶︹︺
OK loopy

I like how certain groups can grow on you (and mostly thanks to RP) as Depeche Mode, Radiohead, heck, even the Smiths, all have tunes I can dig nowadays whereas if you asked me back in 2000 say, I would have given an immediate "SUCKO-BARFO" response. 

Now all I gotta do is start liking DMB and the Quadfecta of "bands I used to despise" will be complete.  Probably not gonna happen - still NEVER say NEVER (other than when saying "Never say Never" of course.)

And not knowing a lot about DM's music, I can't tell if this was the "end of the 80s" for the group or not.  It sounds so very 80s to me, and that might have something to do with my dislike for the group over the last 25+ years.  LONG LIVE RP and PEACE TOO!!!


Depeche Mode is fabulous, and I say that as someone just barely too young for the band to have any nostalgia value.

{#Bounce}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bounce}
Sounds like they just pumped the groove out of Kraftwerk's "Tour de France".
{#Dance}
{#Music}
{#Hearteyes}
{#Notworthy}
{#Cool}         {#Music}
Great groovy and same time relaxing song 
 moodfood wrote:
I thought we dropped these guys off back in the 80's dang it..

 
The 80s were fun!
beautiful piece of music
A pretty groovy, almost upbeat, tune for Depressed Mode.
Thank you Bill! {#Music}
Cool! Depeche Mode! Smug Second-Tier Pop from the 80s!
 
very nice!
Check out the DM Baar if you are ever in Talinn Estonia. All DM music and videos, band-authorized, T shirts etc. Some really rare old signe dposters and promos from their Boy Band early days.
These guys are amazing. One of their best albums and there are more than a couple.
 
9+
I thought we dropped these guys off back in the 80's dang it..
This tangentially reminds me of the old joke/saying:

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. if then you do judge him harshly, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

I'll get me coat...
 unclehud wrote
Way back at the dawn of the digital age, the Theremin used the musician's hand position — while not actually touching the machine — to make music.

 WhiteWater wrote:

Perhaps this happened at the dawn of the digital age, but the Theremin is most definitely an analog instrument  ;-)

 
Yes, it certainly is, especially considering that the instrument was invented in the 1920s.
Their best and complete work...
Fabulous album and song! {#Notworthy}
great album {#Good-vibes}
The best album and the best song never forget  {#Angel}

But they had the best hooks of the big hair bands.



 
nicolewe wrote:
It's Depeche, 80's in the house! Miss the big hair, shoulder pads!{#Dancingbanana_2}7  to 8!


 


 htowncoog wrote:
Is RP going to offer up some of the new tunes off of "Delta Machine"?

 
THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME!!!  Going to see these babes in concert on their new tour. AAAAAAH
Is RP going to offer up some of the new tunes off of "Delta Machine"?
oh yes - this is makin it so much easier to sex the piglets tonight, thank you Bill, a dirty job got so much better!
Brilliant band name, though:

sex the piglets

 arserocket wrote:
oh yes - this is makin it so much easier to sex the piglets tonight, thank you Bill, a dirty job got so much better!
 


Lol! This is awesome.
Hah!
I just turned off Spotify to listen to RP after finishing listening to Violator. Thought something had gone wrong at first...
Despite some zeitgeist sounds (the snare) the songs themselves as well as the lyrics are surprisingly timeless.
 unclehud wrote:
 Byronape wrote:
...
With the advance of the digital age, more and more things are used to make music.  
... 

Way back at the dawn of the digital age, the Theremin used the musician's hand position — while not actually touching the machine — to make music.
 
Perhaps this happened at the dawn of the digital age, but the Theremin is most definitely an analog instrument  ;-)
 arserocket wrote:
oh yes - this is makin it so much easier to sex the piglets tonight, thank you Bill, a dirty job got so much better!
 

Jeez.. and I thought I had a weird job.
 Zep wrote:



I think this might be the best album of the 90s.

Top 5 at least. 
 
Absolutely.
 mirland wrote:

I can't believe these kind of arguments still exist to this day? Electronica in all it's guises has been around for 40 years now dude. And the bull about being good at playing guitar requires more skill than composing using computer/synths/whatever is just lame.
 
No argument. I get it that this is musical and the loops are creative etc. Just not my bag. Just like maybe a blister guitar solo and some fancy wahwah pedals might not be yours. 
DM's cool boppin makes me long for Tangerine Dream
oh yes - this is makin it so much easier to sex the piglets tonight, thank you Bill, a dirty job got so much better!
 DaveInVA wrote:
This Depressed Mode is right on down there with David Bryne in the bottom of the virtual garbage can of music
 


I think this might be the best album of the 90s.

Top 5 at least. 
 Byronape wrote:
...
With the advance of the digital age, more and more things are used to make music.  
... 

Way back at the dawn of the digital age, the Theremin used the musician's hand position — while not actually touching the machine — to make music.

Though this song I like it's not at the top of the list. This album is definitely a top tier. Great album.   


 martinc wrote:
missed out on these bands, Simple Minds was another one. I need screaming guitar or at least some guitar or some kind of real instrument
 
I can't believe these kind of arguments still exist to this day? Electronica in all it's guises has been around for 40 years now dude. And the bull about being good at playing guitar requires more skill than composing using computer/synths/whatever is just lame.
 martinc wrote:
missed out on these bands, Simple Minds was another one. I need screaming guitar or at least some guitar or some kind of real instrument
 
So anything with electrically generated sounds is not a real instrument?  In that case, your "screaming guitar" isn't a real instrument as the electric guitar sounds like crap when played with the electrics turned off. 

With the advance of the digital age, more and more things are used to make music.  Anything used to make music can be an instrument, I don't care if it is as simple as banging on a brake hub or as complex as a computer.

That said, I understand the intent of your argument.  There is a completely different skill set used when playing a guitar then sitting in front of a computer screen or production board.

Ah, the weakest song on a fantastic album. Still an 8 for me.
 kittyharker wrote:

And some non-Goths just love them to death!

 

Apparently there are a lot of non-non-Goths in Germany, the oui-oui-Goths are all in France.
 bluedot wrote:

No we don't. Believe it or not, grasshopper, some of us just non goths just find Depeche Mode to be shallow, strident, and extremely annoying.

 
And some non-Goths just love them to death!

 vicariance wrote:
Even non goths just have to love Depeche Mode. So passionate and driving, yet soothing.
 
No we don't. Believe it or not, grasshopper, some of us just non goths just find Depeche Mode to be shallow, strident, and extremely annoying.

 ziggytrix wrote:
driving the open highway at night in the summertime with the windows all the way down and the volume all the way up, yeah i thought i was cool {#Cool}


 


Ooooh that sounds smashing!
I could easily and happily live without ever hearing this "song" again.  Yuck.  Sorry. {#Puke}
driving the open highway at night in the summertime with the windows all the way down and the volume all the way up, yeah i thought i was cool {#Cool}


 htowncoog wrote:

"some kind of real instrument"
{#Razz}
 
great! i made a screenshot of your post 
Even non goths just have to love Depeche Mode. So passionate and driving, yet soothing.

full of sound


 Joyfulchristine wrote:
Let my body do the moving,
Let my hands do the soothing... Don't care if it's Depeche Mode, it's sexy!
 
Hell yes.
And it's sexier for me BECAUSE it's DM. 
 martinc wrote:
missed out on these bands, Simple Minds was another one. I need screaming guitar or at least some guitar or some kind of real instrument
 
"some kind of real instrument"
{#Razz}

missed out on these bands, Simple Minds was another one. I need screaming guitar or at least some guitar or some kind of real instrument
It's Depeche, 80's in the house! Miss the big hair, shoulder pads!{#Dancingbanana_2}7  to 8!

 donna_birichina wrote:
Hard to believe this album is celebrating its 20th birthday. Am I really that old?
 
You and me both... I remember owning the tape - I was in high school.


These guys are faithful to their sound. When you're in the mood for it, there's nothing like it. When you're not...you just have to wait for the next song and hit 'mute'. 

 lerxst wrote:
Hey, somebody got a casio keyboard for his birthday!
 
You should do so well with a Casio!! {#Lol}
Hard to believe this album is celebrating its 20th birthday. Am I really that old?
Superb.
Outstanding.  
 simme2 wrote:
Classic and a SOLID TEN  {#Bananajam}
 

{#Roflol}You are obviously a stand up comedian, where is you next gig? U funny!{#No}
From the first notes at first I was horrified that RP was playing "Like a Virgin"..... Then it got even worse.
 DaveInVA wrote:
This Depressed Mode is right on down there with David Bryne in the bottom of the virtual garbage can of music
 

Preach it Brother Dave!{#Yes}
 LPCity wrote:
Is it reasonable to say that these guys are NOT musicians?
  

It is way beyond reasonable, just go straight to an understatment!!{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}

Is it reasonable to say that these guys are NOT musicians?
I like these guys, they just played here in Lima (Peru, not Ohio), sold out w/in weeks.
Had this on my workout playlist for a while, had to drop it. The beat works ok, but a little too dark to keep me running/rowing/lifting. {#Undecided}
Saw DM in Chicago a couple months ago when they played to a crowd of about fifty thousand. It (honestly) was incredible. I was lucky to get a spot just in front of the sound board booth at the center. I was blown away. They were amazing and the production was world class. I listened to theses guys when I was a kid and new wave was still "new". I never imagined I would get to see them for real and even if I had — I never would have pictured a presentation of that quality. One for the memoirs.
This Depressed Mode is right on down there with David Bryne in the bottom of the virtual garbage can of music
Classic and a SOLID TEN  {#Bananajam}
Hey, somebody got a casio keyboard for his birthday!
You may have had to be there, but this recording reminds me of Hollywood Blvd.
Jiminy, reminds me a little of Brian Ferry.........
 
Sad, if you can't hear them (the riffs)

vit wrote:


Douche  Mode has riffs?
 


Sexxxxxaaaaaaaaaa  {#Good-vibes}


 Radio_Dweeb wrote:

Disagree! {#Good-vibes}
 
I agree with Radio_Dweeb and for you More_Cowbell, it's Depressed Mode.

 More_Cowbell wrote:
Depression mode is way over played here!
 
Disagree! {#Good-vibes}

Depression mode is way over played here!
thewiseking wrote:
c'mon now, if we compiled a list of techno/electro/ambient acts which were "inspired" by Kraftwerk, the list would be very long indeed.
At least Depeche Mode (unlike Coldplay) did not directly lift one of their riffs into one of their pastiche pieces.



Douche  Mode has riffs?


doot doot deet dee doot doot deet dee doot doot deet dee .... yeah, great music. NOT. 1
Pipes wrote:
Yeah, kinda like that only worse.
Peace!
inindian wrote:
Wot, like your comments ad naseum?
Yeah, kinda like that only worse.
Pipes wrote:
Utterly uninspiring monotonous dreck.
Wot, like your comments ad naseum?
Utterly uninspiring monotonous dreck.
esotericderek wrote:
Actually, a lot of Germans think they kick ass, and have for some time. Look up "Depeche Mode Hamburg" on YouTube. You can see the interesting juxtaposition of footage from the "Live in Hamburg" video from 1984 and the live shows in Hamburg from 2006. Their popularity there apparently never waned, even after 22 years.
I think you missed some irony there...