Depeche Mode ask “Where’s the Revolution?”

Depeche Mode ask “Where’s the Revolution?”

Depeche Mode returns with a new single from their forthcoming album Spirit – and like the rest of the world, they’ve been thinking about politics!

“Where’s the Revolution” is the first new music from the British band in four years and an early tease of their 14th studio album, which is due out on Columbia Records on March 17.

Singer Dave Gahan, who once rode a song called “Personal Jesus” onto the charts, offers a challenge to the status quo:

Who’s making your decisions?
You or your religion?
Your government, your countries?
You patriotic junkies.

And like Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech, which was more about the need for civility and kindness setting an example than an outright political critique, writer Martin Gore doesn’t see “Where’s the Revolution” as a political song, so much as a humanistic one.

“I wouldn’t call this a political album, because I don’t listen to music in a political way. But it’s definitely about humanity, and our place in that,” Gahan told Rolling Stone. “If we want things to change, a revolution, we need to talk about it and about caring about what goes on in the world. It doesn’t seem the way things are in London. We seem to be going in another direction, and I think Martin felt like he needed to express that.”

 

You’ve been kept down
You’ve been pushed ’round
You’ve been lied to
You’ve been fed truths
Who’s making your decisions
You or your religion
Your government, your countries
You patriotic junkies

Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down
Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down

You’ve been pissed on
For too long
Your rights abused
Your views refused
They manipulate and threaten
With terror as a weapon
Scare you till you’re stupefied
Wear you down until you’re on their side

Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down
Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down

Thetrain is coming
The train is coming
The train is coming
The train is coming
So get on board
Get on board
Get on board
Get on board
The engine’s humming
The engine’s humming
The engine’s humming
The engine’s humming
So get on board
Get on board
Get on board
Get on board

Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down
Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down

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