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Depeche Mode — Waiting for the Night
Album: Violator
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1532









Released: 1990
Length: 6:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all
When everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality
I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquillity
There is a star in the sky
Guiding my way with its light
And in the glow of the moon
Know my deliverance will come soon
I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all
When everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality
I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquillity
There is a sound in the calm
Someone is coming to harm
I press my hands to my ears
It's easier here just to forget fear
And when I squinted
The world seemed rose-tinted
And angels appeared to descend
To my surprise
With half-closed eyes
Things looked even better
Than when they were open
Been waiting for the night to fall
I knew that it would save us all
Now everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality
Been waiting for the night to fall
Now everything is bearable
And here in the still
All that you feel is tranquility
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Timeless!
Mr. Martin L. Gore. Perfection.
Running this song through my head does wonders when I have trouble falling asleep. One of my favorite albums of all time.
RIP Andy Fletcher
Rest in Peace, Andrew Fletcher.

I love it when Martin sings 
Remember a friend of mine painted a 6x6' version of this album cover on the wall of his dorm room.
 ziggytrix wrote:
Great album!  As much as I like Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence, it's nice to hear some deeper cuts. :)
 

 That's why many of us are here... To hear the rest of the album's song other than the 'radio friendliest' singles and hits. 

And still you will catch a timeless classic hit now and then.

Long live RP brothers and sisters of this planet!
Phenomenal album.
Not a huge Dep fan but this album is X Tror Di Nary
 maboleth wrote:
Pure electronic masterpiece. 11/10.
 
I agree..Their best effort in my opinion.
Pure electronic masterpiece. 11/10.
 markus333 wrote:
I know nothing worse than Depeche Mode! {#Frustrated}

 
I do : The Cure. {#Frustrated}
Thumbs down, Bill. Interest turned to boredom then irritation.
At first I thought this was "Intruder" by Peter Gabriel...
I know nothing worse than Depeche Mode! {#Frustrated}
Can't decide. Almost brilliant but the rhyming annoys me.
I remember being mesmerized by this song as a teen. Love it still. 
David Sylvian comes to mind... Beautiful!
I loved this visuals.... {#Good-vibes}
heh, this was my PSD too {#Biggrin}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54IFog-QelA
Great album!  As much as I like Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence, it's nice to hear some deeper cuts. :)
Bliss.
 DearDM wrote:
Oh, to hear this on Valentine's Day. What a fateful PSD result. Thank you, RP!
 
Still listening, still love it. Thank you, RP!
Oh, to hear this on Valentine's Day. What a fateful PSD result. Thank you, RP!
It's a perfect match tonight, with the outside sounds suspended by a light snow,  enjoying music, randomly reading. Smooth
Dear RP, THANK YOU!
Believe me, I have always wanted to like this.  I have tried to like this.  There is nothing wrong with this band other than they just cannot compose.  They fall short on almost every point of good music.  Sorry.  It's like a bot wrote this.
still just as haunting after all these years.
I'm glad you include Depeche Mode ... back in the 80's, when I was listening to YOU BILL!! on KLRB, there was so much great music, I didn't bother with the synth bands much. Now it sounds good. Love RP!!
Memories of driving back from holidays back to Paris with my wife sleeping on the passenger seat. She would always fret on the road unless she listened to this album.

Good times.  
This tune has the angst and decline that their earlier album 'Black Celebration' had. For this, I like this...not great though...
 jkhandy wrote:
Imagine what a great place this planet would be, if everyone kept their negativity to themselves, instead of spewing it onto the world.
 
Utopia is but a mere 85 years away for the vast majority of us. Perfection is not to be found on this level.Perhaps after the earth is engulfed by the sun, and the sun goes novae, who knows if our chemistry will aggregate again, and who knows into what? Perhaps a rock in the Andromeda galaxy? Ahhh utopia..

{#Kiss}
 Stingray wrote:
Sorry - NO!
 
Sorry, YES!


 dynamaniak wrote:
:D  How can people rage on Depeche Mode?  These guys are the pioneers of so many of the electronic sounds commonly used today.  They wrote electronica before computers could automatically generate music so show some appreciation!!  Geesh.
PS.  Thanks Bill, I am loving what you are playing today.  (Oh wait, Bill - are you for real?! Or are you just some random online playlist generator?)
 
Heavens! Bill G. is absolutely real. That's him and Rebecca on the home page, and that's him doing the occasional between-song announcements. Totally real person, have no fear.
:D  How can people rage on Depeche Mode?  These guys are the pioneers of so many of the electronic sounds commonly used today.  They wrote electronica before computers could automatically generate music so show some appreciation!!  Geesh.
PS.  Thanks Bill, I am loving what you are playing today.  (Oh wait, Bill - are you for real?! Or are you just some random online playlist generator?)
It's been more than six years since I uploaded this track and it's still in rotation! Thanks, Bill! 
Sorry - NO!
 vandal wrote:

I would agree except that when I hear God in 5.1 DTS, he rags on me about my weight and the fact that I haven't been to church since I was 13. . .

{#Eek}
 
Would God really be that boriing....well.....I mean interesting?  {#Stupid}


I wonder if these guys ever considered writing TV or radio jingles for commercials, they would be great at it.  Their songs sound like they were generated by some automated computer program for music composition. 
It doesn't feel right, not hearing Enjoy the Silence after this.
Imagine what a great place this planet would be, if everyone kept their negativity to themselves, instead of spewing it onto the world.
 sirdroseph wrote:
I have thought long and hard to articulate an accurate response to this tune; Ewwwwwwwwww!!{#Puke}
 
thanks for sharing!!

 lattalo wrote:
This sounds like god in 5.1 DTS.
 
I would agree except that when I hear God in 5.1 DTS, he rags on me about my weight and the fact that I haven't been to church since I was 13. . .

{#Eek}


"I'm waiting for your mom to come..."
I have thought long and hard to articulate an accurate response to this tune; Ewwwwwwwwww!!{#Puke}
Awesome and beautiful in its lightness.

Boringgggggg......


{#Music} please more more more of depeche mode!!!

{#Meditate}
 rdaugherty wrote:
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
 
And Daugherty comes from the word Dogherty, derived from the word dochartach meaning obstructive.
See everything makes sense.

rdaugherty wrote:
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
In all seriousness, "Dépêche Mode" is the name of a fashion magazine. It means, literally "fast fashion," but it's more like "the latest in fashion."
rdaugherty wrote:
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
heheheheheheh. Shut up, Beavis.
On a rainy morning like this is, this song is liable to either put me to sleep to make me slit my wrists. Not that I mind DM that much, but if this song lasted any longer, I'd be a goner. Thank God it was followed by Tom Petty (not that he's exactly lively, but it woke me out of my trance at least).
Wow, I can really hear Erasure in this one.
Andrew Fletcher shines in this one. This is one of the more memorable tunes found on the "One Night In Paris" concert DVD. The crowd really gets into it.
The whole of this album is fantastic. Still sounds great today.
This sounds like god in 5.1 DTS.

ginniet wrote:
Sounds GREAT on headphones (really helps drown out the office equipment)!
I was just thinking that I don't quite like this song, but that I'd probablly think it was great if I could listen to it on a good pair of headphones.
ginniet wrote:
Sounds GREAT on headphones (really helps drown out the office equipment)!
Yeah, it's truly astounding on headphones. That's how I listened to it my first time when it was first released. Even on cassette it was nothing short of a religious experience.
very nice track
a depeche mode-manifesto song.... gothic athmosphere, bouncing electro-rithmycals sounds and a deep Gahan's voice to fix everything.... great!
One of my favorite Depeche Mode songs
Sounds GREAT on headphones (really helps drown out the office equipment)!
I'm settling into "depress" mode.....
rdaugherty wrote:
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
Moron
rdaugherty wrote:
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
Ah so, merci beaucoup.
rachlan wrote:
when this song comes on I have to stop everything and experience it.
...but not in the middle of sleepy post lunch afternoon at work......
"Depeche Mode is French for we're wussies!"
Evocative
when this song comes on I have to stop everything and experience it.
madaxeman wrote:
Beautifull.The 192k realplayer link seems to have gone though.
I reckon the 128 AAC is just as good and more economical, if that's a consideration, and it is with me, and on headphones beaudiful song!
eastcoast wrote:
sounds like a cross between Crack the Sky and Pink Floyd
Depeche Mode will never be Crack the Sky!!! Bawlmer rock at its best, hon!
Beautifull.The 192k realplayer link seems to have gone though.
eastcoast wrote:
sounds like a cross between Crack the Sky and Pink Floyd
like pink crack?
sounds like a cross between Crack the Sky and Pink Floyd
More, please.
Zounds. 10/10
This brings back some memories!
I JUST SAW THEM IN CONCERT LAST SATURDAY AND IT WAS SOOOO AWESOME!!! (I know I'm shouting it, but I'm still on a concert high...) one of my regrets from childhood has always been never seeing them live. So, my sister, my best friend and I went and had one of the best times we've had in a long time :) They were dynamic and fun--the sound mixing was great. The highlight for me was Martin Gore doing a version os Shake the Disease--just him and a piano! I'd never conceived of it being sung that way--it was amazing. ahhh...DM.
The 5.1 mix of this track supposedly sounds even better, at least according to this review. Unfortunately, I don't have the requisite audio gear to check it out myself. Anyway, this song is godlike even in plain stereo.
toker wrote:
Wow, this really sounds good on the 192 link.
Damn straight. I rated this a 7 way back on the 64k AAC+ stream, but this Hi-def 192k stream offers so much more. It's almost like the stream was made for tracks like this. Truly sublime.
ditto...sounds great!! The start of this song stopped me in my tracks this morning--haven't heard this in a long while. Had to stop working and listen.
toker wrote:
Wow, this really sounds good on the 192 link.
Not too bad on my 128 either. This is an overlooked Depeche cut.
Wow, this really sounds good on the 192 link.
jah_blessed wrote:
Thanks for adding my upload to the playlist! Hope y'all enjoy it. Great tune from one of my all-time favourite albums. Best listened to while standing on a hilltop overlooking a forest with the sun setting in the summer evening sky.
Thank YOU for uploading it! This is one of my favorite DM songs, it's good to see it made it to the RP playlist.
Helchat wrote:
Cool! To prove I was a "punk" in my youth, I used to be able to nap to loud Public Image Limited on the turntable
I went to a Clash concert with my brother in the early 80s and found him sleeping in the bleachers during the show ... which was so loud it left me with a raging headache.
Yeah! I finally get to hear this track (my own upload) on RP! Such a soothing and haunting song. It has a "fairy-tale" quality to it I think. The closing synth line is majestic.
trempel wrote:
I listen to Led Zeppelin to get to sleep. In some of their live albums they digress into long soloes, which are very slow.
Cool! To prove I was a "punk" in my youth, I used to be able to nap to loud Public Image Limited on the turntable
wake me up when it's over
beautiful and haunting tune. Thanks for playing, RP!!!
wow. i had totally forgotten about this song!
Wow, I think I was 15 when I listened to this, that brings back memories
I really must get this album now. Put it off for long enough
Such a soothing song. Brings back memories of taking a train to Erie PA back in my college days. It was good music for the back drop of the train trip.
jah_blessed wrote:
Best listened to while standing on a hilltop overlooking a forest with the sun setting in the summer evening sky.
oh, if only. I'll have to settle for being in front of my computer (but at least not in a cubicle!)
Mugro wrote:
I have always liked this song. I used to listen to it on a mix tape filled with similar soothing songs to help me get to sleep. Insomnia sucks.
I listen to Led Zeppelin to get to sleep. In some of their live albums they digress into long soloes, which are very slow.
I have always liked this song. I used to listen to it on a mix tape filled with similar soothing songs to help me get to sleep. Insomnia sucks.
dark-KKkKKK stark-KKkKKK
My absolute favorite DM song!!!
jah_blessed wrote:
Thanks for adding my upload to the playlist! Hope y'all enjoy it. Great tune from one of my all-time favourite albums. Best listened to while standing on a hilltop overlooking a forest with the sun setting in the summer evening sky.
Nice upload. This has been a fave for many years now. Outstanding.
Thanks for adding my upload to the playlist! Hope y'all enjoy it. Great tune from one of my all-time favourite albums. Best listened to while standing on a hilltop overlooking a forest with the sun setting in the summer evening sky.
Another reason to buy DMs earlier albums, in addition to a couple of hundred other records :)
i didn't want to like this. but... i kind of do.
Ah, such memories. Great song. :)
A great CD. Wish I hadn't sold it for FSM knows what ...