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Depeche Mode – Everything Counts

Everything Counts” is Depeche Mode’s eighth UK single (released on 11 July 1983) and third US single (released on 2 November 1983), from the then upcoming album Construction Time Again.[2] The single was re-released (in live format) on 13 February 1989 (25 March 1989 in the US) to support the live album 101. The single introduced a transition in lyrical content for the group. “Everything Counts” specifically addresses corporate greed and corruption, as the chorus sings of “grabbing hands” that “grab all they can”. Perhaps surprisingly, the single was released at a time when the band itself was not under a formal contract with Mute Records (more interestingly, Gore publishes his songs under the name “Grabbing Hands Music”). In addition to “found” sounds used as samples, the single also samples a variety of musical instruments, such as the xylophone and a melodica (which Martin has been known to play on stage for the song). It was also the first song in the band’s catalogue which includes both of the band’s singers prominently (at different times). Lead vocalist David Gahan sings the verses, while song writer Martin Gore sings the chorus. When the song has been performed live, the chorus has been sung by all of the band’s musicians except Gahan, as it appeared in the video for the single. Wikipedia┬«.

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Devotional Tour live)

Depeche Mode Everything counts, devotional tour 1993. All the rights goes to Depeche Mode and their owners.

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts Lyrics:
The handshake, Seals the contract
From the contract.
There’s no turning back.
The turning point.
Of a career.
In Korea, being insincere.
The holiday.
Was fun packed.
The contract.
Still intact.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
All for themselves.
After all.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
All for themselves.
After all.

It’s a competitive world.
Everything counts in large amounts.

The graph. On the wall.
Tells the story.
Of it all.
Picture it now.
See just how.
The lies and deceit.
Gained a little more power.
Confidence. Taken in.
By a sun tan.
And a grin.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
All for themselves.
After all.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
All for themselves.
After all.

It’s a competitive world.
Everything counts in large amounts.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
Everything counts in large amounts.

The grabbing hands.
Grab all they can.
Everything counts in large amounts.

Songwriters: Gore, Martin

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