An Amazing Song That’s Eating Me Alive: “POLICY Of TRUTH” by DEPECHE MODE (1990)

“…Now You’re Standing There Tongue Tied

You’d Better Learn Your Lesson Well

Hide What You Have To Hide

And Tell What You have To Tell…”

POLICY Of TRUTHIs One Of The Most Classic Of All Classics From DEPECHE MODE‘s 1990 AlbumVIOLATOR!!!

“…You’ll See Your Problems Multiplied

If You Continually Decide

To Faithfully Pursue

The

POLICY Of TRUTH…”

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So, What Is This?!

Is This How It’s Supposed To Be?!

Me…

…Here…

…Awake…

…As My World Sleeps…

…Constantly Reminding Me Of My Issues?!

I Sincerely Hope Not.

But That IS Sincerely How It FEELS.

I Hate Not Being Able To Sleep.

It’s Rather Maddening, Actually.

Lucky For Me, I Have My Music.

More Specifically…

…Lucky For Me, I Have My…

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Period.

When You Can’t Sleep…

…The Pulsing Rhythms And Lyrical Brilliance Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…Can Honestly Easy The Pain And Suffering Of Yet Another Lost Night Of Quality Rest.

I Know I’ve Listened To This Album More Than Any Other.

More Than Any Other BY FAR.

And I Still Love It.

I Love Every Track.

All NINE (9) Of Them.

I Really Don’t Know What I’d Do Without It.

There Are Times When I Just Wanna Hear it.

And Then…

…There Are Times When I Simply MUST Hear It.

“Infectious” Is Such An Understated Term, Here.

This Morning…

…Or Tonight, Depending On Where You Are And Your Current State Of Consciousness…

…It Was One Of Those MUST Moments.

And Even More Specifically Than That…

…It Was A Morning/Night For…

POLICY Of TRUTH

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This Is Just A Wondrous-Crackerjack Of A Jam, My Peeps.

A Wondrous-Crackerjack, Indeed.

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It’s Honestly Hard To Pinpoint And Peg-Down A Favorite Jam From This Album.

They’re ALL Favorites.

POLICY Of TRUTH

…Is No Different.

I Love It.

It’s A Favorite, Fo SHO, Kiddies.

When You Can’t Sleep…

…Reach For Those Amazing Jams.

And THEN…

…If You’re So Inclined…

…Write About Them.

It May Not Help You Sleep…

…But It May Help You In General.

It Works For Me.

It Makes Me Feel Better.

It Makes Me Smile.

It Distracts Me From My Sleepiness.

It Distracts Me From My Pain And Agony.

It Reminds Me That There Are Other Things Out There In The World Besides What’s Going On In My Head AND My Heart.

Wondrous-Crackerjack Jams Are Not Only To Be Loved…

…They’re Also To Be Respected.

And I Respect Mine.

DO YOU?!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “CLEAN” by DEPECHE MODE (1990)

…As Years Go By…

…All The Feelings Inside…

…Twist And They Turn…

…As They Ride With The Tide…

…I Don’t Advise…

…And I Don’t Criticize…

…I Just Know What I Like With My Own Eyes…

…Sometimes. …

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CLEANIs Another Amazing Jam From The 1990 AlbumVIOLATORBy DEPECHE MODE !!!

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…CLEAN…

…The Cleanest I’ve Been…

…An End To The Tears…

…And The In-Between Years…

…And The Troubles I’ve Seen…

…Now That I’m CLEAN…

…Sometimes…

…You Know What I Mean…

…I’ve Broken My Fall…

…Put An End To It All…

…I’ve Changed My Routine…

…Now I’m CLEAN…

…Sometimes…

…Now I’m CLEAN…

…The Cleanest I’ve Been.

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This Song…

CLEAN

by DEPECHE MODE

…Is Another Of Those Virtually Forgotten Jams That Sincerely Deserves A Better Fate Than It Has Received.

It’s The Final Track To The Album…

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…And People Have Treated It More Like A Bastard Step-Child Than As The Wonderfully Wonderful Closing Track To The Bands Most Wonderfully Wonderful Album.

CLEAN

…Is A Personal Favorite…

…And Completely Deserving Of Your Love AND Attention.

Released In 1990…

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…Was DEPECHE MODE‘s Most Successful Turn In Main-Stream Music.

Period.

The Album Contains Some Of Their Greatest Tracks Of ALL-TIME, Including…

ENJOY THE SILENCE

&

PERSONAL JESUS

&

WORLD IN MY EYES

&

POLICY OF TRUTH

&

HALO

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Etc Etc Etc

…And, Of Course, This Track…

CLEAN

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So Why, Of All The Songs On Said Album, Did This One Stick With Me?

Why, Of All The Songs On Said Album, Is This Song Worth Singling-Out?

That’s Simple.

CLEAN

…Was The Final Song Of My Shortened Evening, Last Night.

I Was Listening To…

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…While Laying Down…

…And I Had The Ole MP3Player Cranking Away…

…Set To Ole “Shuffle Repeat”…

…And When I Awoke This Morning…

…Yeah…

…It Was Still Playing!

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CLEAN

…Was The Last Song I Remember Hearing Before Nodding-Off…

…And It’s The First Song I Heard Playing This Morning.

Coincidence?!

Perhaps.

Divine Intervention?!

Who Knows.

A Random Miracle?

Not Bloody Likely…

…But Possible.

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Needless To Say…

…I’ve Been Humming Along With It All Morning, Regardless Of Whatever Other Songs I’m Hearing.

CLEAN

…Is Simply An Infectious Little Ditty That Has Those Magical Powers Associated With Getting Stuck In The Ole Noggin And Becoming Impossible To Let Go Of.

It Reminds Me Of A Much Wilder Time In My Life…

…And It Speaks To Me As Few Other Songs Honestly Do.

You Can Take That Little Statement However You Wanna…

…Just Don’t Try To Take It Tooo Far…

…As I’m Not Here To Discuss My Past So Much As I’m Here To Discuss This Amazing Song.

Period.

Is It An Issue?!

Nah.

Not Really.

I Simply LOVE The Song.

Period.

So Who Cares If It’s Stuck In There, Eh?!

It’s A Great Song…

…And It Perks Me Right Up When I Hear It.

It Is Truly A Forgotten Classic…

…And Truly TRULY Worthy Of A Little Sweet Sweet Lovin’ On Your Parts, My Peeps.

Heard It Before?!

GREAT!!

Then I’m Sure We (likely) Agree!!

Haven’t Heard It Before?!

GREAT!!

Then Get Started!!

I’ll Be Waiting Right Here.

Give It A Go And Let Me Know!!

Ya Know Ya Know?!

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Anyway…

…Please Try To Enjoy The Weekend, Kiddies.

Perhaps A Little…

DEPECHE MODE

…Would Help Make It That Much The Better For Ya!!

It’s Worth A Try, My Peeps.

Hands Down AND Fo SHO!!!

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