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Enjoy the Silence

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Duration

5 minutes

Year of Composition

2014

Licensing

Meg Davies

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Hal Leonard

Recording

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Note from Composer

My arrangement of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence, published in 2015.

The Text

Silence.

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.

Enjoy the silence.

Martin Gore, b.1961