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Depeche Mode — Precious
Album: Playing the Angel
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1684









Released: 2005
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God, what have we done to you?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
Comments (202)add comment
More power to Depeche
Sometimes a song makes me cry.
Hello Yessssss!
 rdo wrote:

That's right - this is the finest computer generated music there is...pretty soon your iPhone will be  churning these out by the millions
 
If it's so easy, and even an iPhone can do it, let's see you give it a go!
At the time, this was the best thing they had done in years.
This effort really impressed me and made me recall and revisit this fantastic band that used to be so central in the Music scene. Bravo!
It doesn't have to be like this, seeing through when I know true colors is a multiverse
 And I am at sixes&sevens.History repeats itself.
 LindyLuv wrote:
I love just about anything done by Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, The Soulsavers. DP is one of the few bands I have never seen, but I imagine it would be a thrill. "Precious" is not one of their best songs but still quite likable.
 
they are amazing live {#Crown}
Personal Jesus lasts at least 10 minutes {#Biggrin} 
I love just about anything done by Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, The Soulsavers. DP is one of the few bands I have never seen, but I imagine it would be a thrill. "Precious" is not one of their best songs but still quite likable.
 rdo wrote:

That's right - this is the finest computer generated music there is...pretty soon your iPhone will be  churning these out by the millions
 
They've been saying that about the Minimoog for over 40 years now.
Yawn. At best this is dull.
Easily the best thing they have done since Violator.
Good vocalist...and lyrics too
 rdo wrote:

That's right - this is the finest computer generated music there is...pretty soon your iPhone will be  churning these out by the millions
 
Can my iPhone really churn out Dave and Martin's voice? Wow, we're coming a long way!

By the way, RP, thank you for playing this!
 Stingray wrote:
QUALITY-PRODUCT!

 
That's right - this is the finest computer generated music there is...pretty soon your iPhone will be  churning these out by the millions
 gandalfbmg wrote:

 
Pezz9 wrote:
 
 

I don't know... this song came out right after I got divorced from my son's mother, and I always thought it a very thoughful and hearfelt letter to a child from a recently-divorced parent...

 
My bio daughter was adopted out, so we did not meet until she was 18. This song came out shortly afterwards, and I always felt it expressed some of what i felt. So, yah. I am with you, Pezz9. FWIW. 
 gandalfbmg wrote:


I don't know... this song came out right after I got divorced from my son's mother, and I always thought it a very thoughful and hearfelt letter to a child from a recently-divorced parent...

 
yep seems pretty accurate to me
 Sasha2001 wrote:




1) So, is the ferret on synth?

2) With friends like this, who needs the internet.

3) Than the ferret says, "close the door idiot! I don't want the gerbil next door to get jealous."

4) To which I exclaim, "congratulations! You're now an official brother of Sigma Delta Tau."

5) Suddenly irate, I yell, "Is this your way of telling me I'm lousy in bed?"

...And the list goes on. Keep it going folks!
 
6) The ferret says, "He's not as good as your wife, but it pays the rent." 

7) And adds, "Everyone knows you're lousy in bed...well, all the Sigs at least."

8) Is it socially acceptable and ergonomically feasible to engage in mixed-species circle jerks? The gerbil is knocking at the door... 


Amazing song, amazing band
Ahhh yes. Thought this sounded like Depressed Mode. Haven't heard them in a while. Just never warmed to them. Popular here in Utah where Prozac use is one of highest in the nation.
 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 
6) ...at which point you video & upload it to YouTube with your phone while waiting your turn

 
Pezz9 wrote:
So serious and meaningless 
 

I don't know... this song came out right after I got divorced from my son's mother, and I always thought it a very thoughful and hearfelt letter to a child from a recently-divorced parent...
 Pezz9 wrote:
So serious and meaningless 
 
You should try listening before typing.
So serious and meaningless 
For 2005 DM, this is pretty good.

7. 
That's cool—unless it is an underage ferret....


 
vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 


I personally think the distorted guitar chords are a nice addition to the keyboard heavy band. Have always thought so. 
 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 
Hmm, perhaps that's why I feel the same way when I see a good friend ferreting a mole?
 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 



1) So, is the ferret on synth?

2) With friends like this, who needs the internet.

3) Than the ferret says, "close the door idiot! I don't want the gerbil next door to get jealous."

4) To which I exclaim, "congratulations! You're now an official brother of Sigma Delta Tau."

5) Suddenly irate, I yell, "Is this your way of telling me I'm lousy in bed?"

...And the list goes on. Keep it going folks!
 Siljanus wrote:

Okay, so that's a 7 rating from you for this song?
 
HA!!!

I give that an 8. This too. 
{#Dancingbanana}
 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 
Okay, so that's a 7 rating from you for this song?

 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
  
Maybe you should think about finding some new friends.

ah yes — loves me some Depeche Mode.....!  {#Tongue}
 htowncoog wrote:

Heard that!  {#Clap}  The amount of melodies still blossoming in these guy's brains sure is impressive.

 

I agree - still...

..."DM" is less a band than it is "MARTIN GORE", who,
by the way - learned to play a pretty good guitar over the years!

 xkolibuul wrote:
If only all bands sounded this good after 25 years together.  
 
Heard that!  {#Clap}  The amount of melodies still blossoming in these guy's brains sure is impressive.

If only all bands sounded this good after 25 years together.  
playing this after marley is like a punch in the face
QUALITY-PRODUCT!
Awesome song — thanks for playing some Depeche Mode: great way to start the morning!

psychic playlist strikes... I was JUST thinking about popping in this CD...



Depeche Mode IV by ~p0m
©2006-2010 ~p0m

"Your own personal jesus"

 burdell wrote:
This came out in 2005? No way. I could swear I remember hearing this in 1989. I guess they haven't lost the Depeche Mode sound and ability to write original music.
 
"Playing the Angel, released on 17 October 2005, is the eleventh full-length album by Depeche Mode. It was supported by the Touring the Angel tour." - per our Wiki friends.

I had to look.  I would have guessed 80's as well. 


Still brilliant after many years.
lamest rhyming lyrics of the day!
this cd is ordered as we speak.....
now!
Love the guitar!!!!! 8->9
This came out in 2005? No way. I could swear I remember hearing this in 1989. I guess they haven't lost the Depeche Mode sound and ability to write original music.
 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 
Lemme guess;  you ask if the ferret has a sister?

{#Hearteyes}

 vit wrote:
Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 
LOL! I get the same feeling listening to the Goth electronica of DM as I used to get listening to Marc Almond and Soft Cell, namely a sense of guilt, sleaze, and self-torture. Which is not a bad thing, as I'm a big fan of DM. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

Whenever Depeche Mode comes on Radio Paradise I get a feeling akin to walking in on a good friend molesting a ferret.
 kaybee wrote:
I'm surprised this is new!  I'm sure I remember hearing this from the 80's.  It sure sounds like classic Depeche Mode.
  Get the album, even if you only halfway like the band's classic sound. Best they've done in a decade.


 RadioDoc wrote:
An 8 on CD, an absolutely stellar 10 live in concert.  Their Chicagoland stop supporting this release is in my top 5 concerts of all time.  Excellent music, quality, production and showmanship.  And they managed to make the Allstate Arena sound superb (which is nearly impossible).

 
Agree! Caught them live twice during their last show, and I'm by no means a truly rabid fan; they tend to go to way more than that if they can! Madrid was truly spectacular - top 5 gig, for me, without a doubt.
 

An 8 on CD, an absolutely stellar 10 live in concert.  Their Chicagoland stop supporting this release is in my top 5 concerts of all time.  Excellent music, quality, production and showmanship.  And they managed to make the Allstate Arena sound superb (which is nearly impossible).

I'm surprised this is new!  I'm sure I remember hearing this from the 80's.  It sure sounds like classic Depeche Mode.
 Baby_M wrote:
Precious and few are the moments we two can share . . . I liked that version a lot better.
 
Bwa ha ha :-D LOL
 Alexandra wrote:
I have thought for a long time that this song is written for Martin Gore's children (he and his wife got divorced last year)....what moving lyrics:

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

Any parent who's ever felt the excruciating and conflicted pain of hurting their kids through divorce probably get goosebumps and/or cry when they hear this.


 
I went to a whole new level of admiration for Depeche Mode when they wrote a song like this.

smiling....
ThePoose wrote:
There is no such word as Depeche. There is, however, such a word as Dépêche.
Precious is the name of the song. Mode is the thing my keyboard doesn't have to type hieroglyphics.
Depresh mode
smooth vocals
I never was a depeche mode fan, but this starts growing on me.
There is no such word as Depeche. There is, however, such a word as Dépêche.
drtjdel wrote:
Your entire argument falls apart when you suggeste that the music of Tony Orlando and Captain and Tenelle was merely 'bad'.
I agree...and 1880 was a great year for music..guess you had to be there.
I'm giving this a "2" only because I'm in a good mood. And regarding the cover, chickens are to be plucked prior to grilling.
Precious and few are the moments we two can share . . . I liked that version a lot better.
8 -> 9
diazo wrote:
It's somehow reassuring when a band can still come up with something this strong after 25 years.
Yep. Nice groove, nothing too techno. They "sound" a bit more grown-up, yes? :yes:
Now you're playing my music, RP. Thanks, Bill!
diazo wrote:
It's somehow reassuring when a band can still come up with something this strong after 25 years.
Indeed. There's no substitute for good songwriting!
It's somehow reassuring when a band can still come up with something this strong after 25 years.
drtjdel wrote:
Your entire argument falls apart when you suggest that the music of Tony Orlando and Captain and Tenelle was merely 'bad'.
lmao :clap:
horstman wrote:
I guess all the people that think the 80s suck probably didn't come of age during that time or came of age before it. Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck? Or the Cure, or the Smiths? Lots of great music during that time, lots of crap as well. Don't characterize an entire generation of music simply on what one doesn't like of an era. I thought Tony Orlando and Dawn and Captain and Tenelle were pretty bad but that doesn't mean that the 70s sucked, it just meant that there existed bad music in that time period. That is Horstman's conclusion. Feel free to draw your own.
Your entire argument falls apart when you suggeste that the music of Tony Orlando and Captain and Tenelle was merely 'bad'.
LarsoniusMaximus wrote:
Nice!!!!!!! love their new sound.
Interestingly, this "new sound" is actually quite reminiscent of their music from A Broken Frame from the early 80s. It's nice to hear them going back to their earlier style in a new and modern way.
Smooth vocals with talented techno..I like it
fantastic, as always from dm. OORAH!
enjoying hearing this.
LarsoniusMaximus wrote:
Nice!!!!!!! love their new sound.
Have loved all of their different sounds since their debut 'Speak and spell'. I think they are a perfect example of how a highly creative band can develop it's style. More or less independently from the mainstream... :hearteyes:
Nice!!!!!!! love their new sound.
For far more than 20 years my musical company. Perfect pop-music! :crown:
The video is as well produced and thought out as the song.
Was really high on this song until I began hearing it at least once a day. Overplaying can ruin an otherwise good cut!
I'm off to buy this one.
fredriley wrote:
I never got into them into the 80s, but have really woken up to them these last few years. Class.
Agree!
UltraNurd wrote:
RP has certainly opened my eyes to the good stuff that came out of the '80s. Before that, I had always assumed my birth decade was a dead zone of music.
Depeche Mode may have come out of the 80s, but this is their latest album from last year, and a cracker it is too - a nice mixture of styles and experiments, all with the trademark DM electro-goth cast and sardonically religious lyrics. I never got into them into the 80s, but have really woken up to them these last few years. Class.
I didn't really like this, so went to the LRC, and it was playing:
Depeche Mode - It's No Good - Ultra (9) (2)
Perrsonally, I'm going with the LRC title.
horstman wrote:
Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck?
They sure do but you can't blame them for this crap.
Banaszak wrote:
Smoke...Gooood. -Frankenstein monster
Or was it Frankenhash monster? In any case, this track is holding up quite well for me.
There is a quest in Draenei starting zone in the new Burning Crusade expansion of World of Warcraft called "Precious and Fragile Things Need Special Handling".
newwavegurly wrote:
:clap: I've tried to explain that very thing MANY times before.
Yep. If you grew up at the time certain music is bound to have meaning for you--it reminds you of a younger, more carefree time. Even stupid transitory pop can have sentimental value. The stuff that stands out beyond those feelings, the stuff you still can listen to 10, 20, 50 years later and always appreciate was the good stuff. The pop/novelty stuff that makes you wince years later and wonder what you were thinking back in the day is the highly disposable dreck of that decade. And the music industry loves its dreck because it just wants money, now.
boober wrote:
Hortsman Right Boober agree Fire...bad
Smoke...Gooood. -Frankenstein monster
boober wrote:
Fire...bad
Uunnhh... Fire good
RP has certainly opened my eyes to the good stuff that came out of the '80s. Before that, I had always assumed my birth decade was a dead zone of music.
horstman wrote:
I guess all the people that think the 80s suck probably didn't come of age during that time or came of age before it. Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck? Or the Cure, or the Smiths? Lots of great music during that time, lots of crap as well.
:yes: Yeah, screw y'all 80s haters. Bugger off with your Chic and Bee Gees. :wink:
horstman wrote:
I guess all the people that think the 80s suck probably didn't come of age during that time or came of age before it. Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck? Or the Cure, or the Smiths? Lots of great music during that time, lots of crap as well. Don't characterize an entire generation of music simply on what one doesn't like of an era. I thought Tony Orlando and Dawn and Captain and Tenelle were pretty bad but that doesn't mean that the 70s sucked, it just meant that there existed bad music in that time period. That is Horstman's conclusion. Feel free to draw your own.
Hortsman Right Boober agree Fire...bad
One of your better seque's Bill! :clap:
lokiwolf wrote:
The ONLY 80's sound that should be played on RP The 80's sucked; the 80's synthesizer-sound sucked; but this number, developed outside of the 80's, is the CREAM of the 80's.
Looks like DM hung aruond long enough to catch the '80s revival.
horstman wrote:
I guess all the people that think the 80s suck probably didn't come of age during that time or came of age before it. Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck? Or the Cure, or the Smiths? Lots of great music during that time, lots of crap as well. Don't characterize an entire generation of music simply on what one doesn't like of an era. I thought Tony Orlando and Dawn and Captain and Tenelle were pretty bad but that doesn't mean that the 70s sucked, it just meant that there existed bad music in that time period. That is Horstman's conclusion. Feel free to draw your own.
:clap: I've tried to explain that very thing MANY times before.
I'm with horstman
I guess all the people that think the 80s suck probably didn't come of age during that time or came of age before it. Does Echo and the Bunnymen suck? Or the Cure, or the Smiths? Lots of great music during that time, lots of crap as well. Don't characterize an entire generation of music simply on what one doesn't like of an era. I thought Tony Orlando and Dawn and Captain and Tenelle were pretty bad but that doesn't mean that the 70s sucked, it just meant that there existed bad music in that time period. That is Horstman's conclusion. Feel free to draw your own.
Their sound transcends decades and they don't skip a beat with this one. Check out "When The Body Speaks" for equal poignancy.
Whirlpool wrote:
Mostly prefer their older stuff, but this is really good. They were always a band that made great music that will forever live on as classic.
:high-five:
The 80's ruled and DM is an example of why.. haha, clearly DM polarizes.
The 80's sucked, that is a blanket conclusion
good cd but their best cd is violator
Give us more... Faterson wrote:
... more 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s, and 00s. That's what eclectic radio is all about...
lokiwolf wrote:
The ONLY 80's sound that should be played on RP The 80's sucked; the 80's synthesizer-sound sucked; but this number, developed outside of the 80's, is the CREAM of the 80's.
Sorry, my position is exactly opposite to yours. Give us more 80s, Bill. (And more 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s, and 00s. That's what eclectic radio is all about.)
The ONLY 80's sound that should be played on RP . . The 80's sucked; the 80's synthesizer-sound sucked; but this number, developed outside of the 80's, is the CREAM of the 80's.
More stare at the lint in my belly button because I'm so sensitive crap.
I have thought for a long time that this song is written for Martin Gore's children (he and his wife got divorced last year)....what moving lyrics: Angels with silver wings Shouldn't know suffering I wish I could take the pain for you Any parent who's ever felt the excruciating and conflicted pain of hurting their kids through divorce probably get goosebumps and/or cry when they hear this.
I shudder at the thought of DM. I love this song. Go figure.
not bad for an "old" band. :wink:
Craptastic. Not that it deserves a 1 or 2, but this is so boringly unoriginal...ho-hum seems perfect.
is this from '05 or '85?
More DP please, Bill. They have a great body of work.
love the album cover. looks like me in another life? or in this one maybe....
wxman wrote:
One of their better songs...love the lyrics. Things get damaged Things get broken I thought we'd manage But words left unspoken Left us so brittle There was so little left to give
I think someone's got their thumb dragging on the turntable playing "Ray of Light"
dot looks for the black shirt. cheap beer in little plastic cups. dot.