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Depeche Mode — Higher Love
Album: Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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Released: 1993
Length: 5:31
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I can taste more than feel
This burning inside is so real
I can almost lay my hands upon
The warm glow that lingers on

Moved
Lifted higher
Moved
My soul's on fire
Moved
By a higher love

I surrender all control
To the desire that consumes me whole
Leads me by the hand to infinity
Lies in wait at the heart of me

Moved
Lifted higher
Moved
My soul's on fire
Moved
By a higher love
By a higher love

Heaven bound on the wings of love
There's so much that you can rise above

Moved
Lifted higher
Moved
Moved
By a higher love
By a higher love

I surrender heart and soul
Sacrificed to a higher goal

Moved
Moved
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
By a higher love
Higher love
Higher love
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What an album! A band at the height of creative power! There is so much more than Higher love...
mooooved.
 shayde wrote:
Weird, in the intro, I went "Huh, some Tears for Fears I hadn't heard before..."

Guess not.
 

I thought it was TFF too until I looked.

Decent tune.

This song had its day... the dust on all of my DP albums is there for a reason. Next tune please.{#Confused}


 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
An album that calls itself "Songs of Faith and Devotion" needs to deliver a _lot_ more than this IMO.
 
Why? If you listen to it, or even just look at the track titles, you'll see that it does what it says on the tin. The songs have plenty of religious imagery and angsting (is that a word?) about pain, punishment and redemption. Electro-Goth, if you like. but unlike most goth bands DM are danceable and poppy (I can't imagine bopping along to the Neph, for instance ;-)). This is a very fine album IMO, and perhaps their best ever. 9 from the Nottingham jury.

Hey a Depress Mode song that doesnt suck!  4.
Why is he mooing?

Is this song about cows?
So wrong.  Tie them to the Smiths and New Order with a big rock and chunk 'em into the pit of eternal inconsequence.
 jah_blessed wrote:
Beautiful, lesser-known DM song. The closing track of 1993's Songs of Faith and Devotion. IMO, their last truly brilliant moment. They never reached this level again.

 

Yeah, what an amazing period for them with Alan going away and David's near-death from Heroin overdose.  And they had a real drummer on many of the songs on this CD.  Brilliant.
heyjoe3577 wrote:
For a non-DM fan, can someone please tell me what of theirs is actually good? So for instance, this song I rate a 5. I'd like to like at least a couple of DM tunes.
Well I would say buy a copy of Violater. Listen to it a good few times and if you aren't hooked walk away from DM. They have been through several phases and some people prefer one phase to another. Somgs of Faith and Devotion (the album this track is taken from) is darker work in comparison to Violater but as Dave Gahan was fighting serious drug addiction at the time it's no surprise.
kalpol wrote:
Alan Wilder left after this album. Been a bit of a struggle since, but still some good songs on their later stuff.
For a non-DM fan, can someone please tell me what of theirs is actually good? So for instance, this song I rate a 5. I'd like to like at least a couple of DM tunes.
Weird, in the intro, I went "Huh, some Tears for Fears I hadn't heard before..." Guess not.
jah_blessed wrote:
Beautiful, lesser-known DM song. The closing track of 1993's Songs of Faith and Devotion. IMO, their last truly brilliant moment. They never reached this level again.
Alan Wilder left after this album. Been a bit of a struggle since, but still some good songs on their later stuff.
andrello wrote:
Live version would deserve more than ten. Especially when experienced live. :meditate:
Well said!
An album that calls itself "Songs of Faith and Devotion" needs to deliver a _lot_ more than this IMO.
If you're having troulbe getting to sleep . . .
love this
Hate it! Hate is a strong word isn't it? Yeah, defenitely hate it.
Love this song... love Depeche!
phreels wrote:
It just keeps going on and on...!
Used to ride my bicycle rollers/trainer to this album. This song could always put my heart rate monitor well over 100% max for extended periods of time. Simple purity.
Live version would deserve more than ten. Especially when experienced live. :meditate:
Everything on this album is Depeche Mode's best work. "Enjoy the Silence" was genius on Violator, but absolutely EVERYTHING came together with this album (as a result, Gahan started tumbling into his ultimate blowout and rehab). Two fave albums in a row! I give RadioParadise a 10 out of 10 for this.
Whoa this song. 10/10!
I feel you....is the best song on this album...never got into these guys, but a one night stand - years ago made me quite aware of them....those were the days.
I used to skate while listening to this album, on the straits around Stockholm. It enhanced both the skating and the listening experience. Highly recommended if you're in to DM..
It just keeps going on and on...!
I found Playing the Angel to really only have 2 tracks (Precious and Lilian) which stand up next to late 80's / early 90's DM tracks like this one. Not nearly as listenable as Exciter. My favorite DM track would have to be "In Your Room". Sing out loud, steering wheel pounding goodness. twm wrote:
Have you listened to Playing the Angel yet? I would put several of the songs from it on par with Songs of Faith and Devotion and Violator. In fact, I think The Sinner in Me might have become my favorite Depeche Mode song ever. I've been a very long time fan and had been underwhelmed by a lot of their recent efforts, but not Playing the Angel.
One of the most powerfull DM songs ever! Especially considering his addiction issues at the time!!! I've seen them live 7 times...actually my first concert ever was "Some Great Reward" at the University of Houston.
twm wrote:
Have you listened to Playing the Angel yet? I would put several of the songs from it on par with Songs of Faith and Devotion and Violator. In fact, I think The Sinner in Me might have become my favorite Depeche Mode song ever. I've been a very long time fan and had been underwhelmed by a lot of their recent efforts, but not Playing the Angel.
I have, actually. Stylistically it's pretty strong, but the production gloss cannot hide the weak melodies and simplistic lyrics underneath. Precious is the only good track and still nowhere near their best work.
jah_blessed wrote:
Beautiful, lesser-known DM song. The closing track of 1993's Songs of Faith and Devotion. IMO, their last truly brilliant moment. They never reached this level again.
Have you listened to Playing the Angel yet? I would put several of the songs from it on par with Songs of Faith and Devotion and Violator. In fact, I think The Sinner in Me might have become my favorite Depeche Mode song ever. I've been a very long time fan and had been underwhelmed by a lot of their recent efforts, but not Playing the Angel.
One of my favorite Depeche Mode albums! Thanks for adding this to the playlist.
Kinda boring really.
Really cool, I've not heard this cut before.
One of my favorite track from one of the best (the best?) DM cd. Great addition to the playlist.
Beautiful, lesser-known DM song. The closing track of 1993's Songs of Faith and Devotion. IMO, their last truly brilliant moment. They never reached this level again.