Depeche Mode - Perfect Lyrics




On another world by another star
At another place and time
In another state of consciousness
In another state of mind

Everything was almost perfect
Everything fell into place
The jury reached a different verdict
Before the judge dismissed the case

In a parallel universe
That's happening right now
Things between us must be worse
But it's hard to see just how

And everything could have been perfect
Everything in the right place
Then I wouldn't have to play the suspect
Accused, abandoned and disgraced

I didn't shoot, I didn't pull the trigger
It wasn't me I'm just a plain and simple singer
I heard the sound, I turned my head around
To watch our love shot down

In another lonely universe
We're laying side by side
And no one's hurt and no one's cursed
And no one needs to hide

And everything is almost perfect
Everything is almost right
There are never any conflicts
There are never any fights





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  1. Charlie Rose Vepsmedusa

    This song reminds me of a peaceful world filled with mountains, water, trees, and nothing touched by humanity, and you can look up to see all the planets in space

  2. Hope D Spiller

    Just turned 50 and I still think DM is cool.

  3. Leisa Vaughn

    You have been my favorite band throughout all his..... This song is about you awakeing to the fact that you are already living two lives because 99.9 percent of you is in hell and this is you switching into that consciousness.... Martin I know you personally this is not good

  4. Gary Dickens

    He sounds like Simon Le Bon on this track...

  5. Francisco Javier Aranda Muriana

    Perfect BAND.. D M

  6. Aylén Legato

    On another world by another star
    At another place and time
    In another state of consciousness
    In another state of mind
    Everything was almost perfect
    Everything fell into place
    The jury reached a different verdict
    Before the judge dismissed the case
    In a parallel universe
    That's happening right now
    Things between us must be worse
    But it's hard to see just how
    And everything could have been perfect
    Everything in the right place
    Then I wouldn't have to play the suspect
    Accused, abandoned and disgraced
    I didn't shoot, I didn't pull the trigger
    It wasn't me, I'm just a plain and simple singer
    I heard the sound, I turned my head around
    To watch our love shot down
    In another lonely universe
    We're laying side by side
    No one's hurt and no one's cursed
    And no one needs to hide
    And everything is almost perfect
    Everything is almost right
    There are never any conflicts
    There are never any fights

  7. Comment Spaepanion

    This song has a grand sense of defiance with the strings that work on a very off-piste delay in the chorus segments.

  8. TURD DUCKS

    Let's K-I-L-L some Iraqis! 😋

  9. alberto diprima

    perfect

    Dreamy Amethyst

    flawless

  10. Argira Selene

    If you listen to the link and the instrumental you'll get the idea of what I'm talking about , Hilier's production at it's best

  11. Argira Selene

    https://youtu.be/UjyUfcSjjMo

  12. Argira Selene

    Should have been an instrumental , It has a beautiful production and details which are covered by not so awesome lyrics

  13. Hope D Spiller

    Loved the 80's and still love Depeche Mode.

  14. Israel Garcia

    the beginning in this song is my favourite together with Black Celebration

  15. Israel Garcia

    Universe is an album that surprises me every day

    Argira Selene

    I totally agree

  16. Danner Orozco

    Se parece un poco al tema "Otra Piel" de Gustavo Cerati

  17. Juanjo Garcia de Alcaraz

    Depeche mode like in the first albums.. great song so catchy love it

  18. Israel Garcia

    OK FRIENDS ... the thing is thaT THIS IS MAYBE THE BEST SONG OF DM I i really believge it the lyrics the beginning and all that cult about universe and loneliness a very brief od DM essence

    Israel Garcia

    i love it so much i could be the rest of my life listening to ir witout getting bored

  19. Sanba90

    3:42 there are never any cornflakes :(

    Patrick76496

    Thanks. Now I can't unhear it. :D

  20. Oryn33321

    Sounds a bit like McCartney

  21. Mustafa Muhammad

    i like the faster version

    Mustafa Muhammad

    +Hovulik11 /watch?v=0HWraEJ_uDM

    Aviyax

    +Hovulik11, Click on *_"Speed"_* then click on *_"1.25"._*

  22. MD Harris

    Universe was so much better than Delta Machine.

    Elena Míralo

    I'm not agree with you

    Scott Beckstead

    Johnas99 Delta for the win.

    Darren Vandit

    &.. HEAVEN!

    PATRIOTA CAPITALISTA

    i totally agree. the only song i really like in the Spirit is cover me

    Argira Selene

    Universe exceeds in precious and a great attention to detail , Delta Machine is different more minimalistic

  23. Matt Gears

    I wanted this song's instrumental version

  24. psangoesdown

    yeah, it would be perfect

  25. I-Just-Want-To-Smile!

    Sounds of the Universe, the best album from Depeche-Mode!!!!!!! ♥

    christdragon

    They are all great.

  26. Electropanties

    I wish this still played at my work. :| Sigh.

  27. ir0nsquire

    What a song...

  28. VALTUR PEDRO

    perfecto song

  29. Todd Tappin

    I want the real thing not tokens....awesome

  30. leilani flores

    love this song, it really gets into me what it says, kinda romantic. I like some songs of SOTU, essentially i loved it for songs like this one, peace, fragile tension, wrong. but i have to say i loved more Black Celebration or MftM or Violator :). anyways, DM fans should love every album.

    Miss Martha

    I don't agree that Depeche Mode fand should love every each album.

  31. MusashiV

    A little puzzled by the amount of hate for this album. Love this album and all the older depeche mode as well. This album stirs a lot of emotion for me.

    Cue Rampart

    people are strange

  32. Med Abi

    perfect

  33. whitewolfe001

    Which album is this from, please?

  34. Scarrlet Raven

    This song is Perfect. <3

  35. Hasfast

    I've never listened to a DM album beyond MftM that isn't magnificent in its own right, weird compared to the previous one (Which is great, because it shows how much inventive Gore has), yet deep and exhilarating. Each one of the songs in this album has a strange magic, because in modern sounds, they all teleport us back to the sound of the 80s. I love SotU, really do. D.R.

  36. matt turner

    @depecheme24 I just love depeche mode. they have been around for 30 years and their music keeps evolving while they stay the same. they are one of the greatest bands of all time and they keep getting better with age. they continue to explore the ranges of music and the sounds of the universe. long live DM

  37. oneminutes2008

    The story of this song reminds me of "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".

  38. Marky Mark

    Great Song!! and great album. One of the best albums of depeche mode..

  39. locuraluna

    In another lonely universe
    We're laying side by side
    And no one's hurt and no one's cursed
    And no one needs to hide

  40. djmusicjac

    not dark enough, great song, too light in sound, needs get dark, really dark, to go with his dark vocals, sounds too commercial this sound, go on get DARKER

  41. Valerie Blue

    @depecheme24 well said

  42. Analia Acosta

    SOTU Is on my top five for sure... they went back to basics and there is not 1 song I skip.. I have seen them live, I can die in peace!

  43. Zog76

    @ranzau I'm glad to see that there are other Ultra fans out there :)

    And yes, im the kind of fan that loves their previous albums -id say between Violator and PTA- but have a hard time on SOTU. But...I've just listened to Wrong, Peace, Jezebel and now this one...so I'm kind of reconsidering my judgment here.

  44. Mina Monet

    @depecheme24

    you know she REALLY isn't that bad. Some her influences include some of the greatest artists of the 80s. Granted her songs like Poker Face don't house much intelligence but her piano songs like 'Speechless' have a lot of feeling and emotion.

    But I would like to see her write something like this, I'll give you that.

  45. Melisa Demise Veléz

    I <3 Depeche Mode !

  46. ranzau

    SOTU is a great album, perhaps back to their roots - but now with experience.

    Looking at the comments (of this song and other SOTU posted on YT), it looks to me that there are two DM fans - one's that like this album and hate others, and one's that hate this album and like others. That's kinda typical of musicians. It would be hard to be pioneering in the music industry - and DM certainly are.

    This is one of my fav songs on SOTU - but not my fav all-time album (Ultra wins there).

  47. elmokiwulu

    Classic Depeche Track. Beautiful harmonies.
    Good soundwise, but I really wonder how Alan wilder would have added the magic.

  48. elmokiwulu

    @vjrei

    SO RIGHT.

  49. XTT

    The issue with the recent DM albums is that people will think: how this song would sound if Alan Wilder was the producer?

    Can you imagine? this song sounding like Violator or Songs of faith and devotion? Not this "casiotone" sound but a massive inimaginable atmosphere like in the Recoil albums.... that is what happen.

  50. violet46

    @depecheme24 Lady Caca LMAO I don't care for her much either! I'm a die hard DM fan since their early days.

  51. djamygdala

    @depecheme24 Lady Caca!!! hahahahaha, brilliant

  52. HourGlassDM

    just perfect!

  53. CaptainOatwright

    they should have released this one as a single rather than the awful "Peace". It's ne of the more interesting songs on the album but it still needs beefing up imo

  54. Warren Rickman

    This is a special song... I think this album pressed my buttons like no other since Violator

  55. Miluna8

    Wonderful song!!!!

  56. IcemachineDk

    DM Rocks!!

  57. amaister93

    According to the comments I've seen, The fans either LOVE this album or HATE it!

    You can't win them all! Anyways love the song 5/5

  58. Kaleiddmode

    But this song is quite good, I love the synths between the singing. Obviously you like DM because of how they used to sound in the 80's and I too started to be their fan from listening to all those albums with Alan WIlder but hey, give them a chance to want to continue and mix everything they have been doing so far. See you on the 15th ;)

  59. PAUL D

    I love this Album and went to their concert.....depeche mode still got it and are truly amazing. Go all the way DEPECHE MODE!

  60. Vijay Jayant

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is a grower. Upon it's initial release, I saw through how well composed and intricate this album really is. It's now one of my favorites of the year.

  61. caeg8925

    i think is one of the BEST albums of DM

  62. Kalle Sändare

    I must admit I havent dug in all that much into their lyrics lately so you could be right.
    Maybe Depeche hide their critisism these days, make it more subtle. It certainly is an easier ride. Who could blame them?
    Be well

  63. Armagon9177

    SOTU is a strange album. it definitely grows on you. songs i didn't care for a few listens through are very satisfying now.
    i know a lot of you do, but i remember Exciter getting a similar type reaction from DM fans. some love it, hate it or regard it as a weaker showing from them.
    Little Soul for me is almost an instant classic while others seem off to me. so i say this album is niether one of their better or worse albums, but their strangest. SOTU shows DM still has it.

  64. Mudi Gowayed

    i love depeche mode !!!!!

  65. Kalle Sändare

    Listening to what people say...its interesting for sure.
    I was listening to Depeche iloads n the 80.s and surely in those days they were the one and only. and they made a huge impact on me.
    They are still great of course however...
    I miss the energy.
    I would like them to more go back to their social roots. To become a bit more "street". They where very critical of the system back then and that brought a fresh energy. And Alan Wilder of course...we all miss him.

  66. Mark Spencer

    i'm definitely starting to like this album.

  67. incmob

    agreed MrDm, and well said. i think that wilder took them in a much needed and different direction, even influencing the often underated songs of faith and devotion with live instrumentation. stylistically, and musically i think that it is always good to grow and change, and step out of the comfort zone but it is amazing how diverse yet great the albums are from some great reward to songs of faith and devotion are. it would be great to see wilder come back though.

  68. incmob

    i respect your opinion and agree having seen them twice in concert and yes the first was in 93 for SOFD. second was in 98. the thing i respect of all dm fans is their enthusiasm towards the band. growing up i had to deal with terms, douche mode from friends and i too defended them, but i still feel this album was less than it could have been. only an opinion and glad you could catch them live this time around.

  69. o1o6o4

    I depeche mode sono magia allo stato puro,se ti identifichi in uno stile musicale non li potrai mai amare,loro sono loro,sanno farti ballare,farti pensare,farti piangere,farti emozionare,farti venire voglia di spaccare il mondo.Ogni loro album è la scoperta di un universo parallelo pieno di tanti significati diversi e di sfaccettature che si colgono con il passare degli anni,ma che non ti stancano mai e ti fanno venire voglia di ascoltarli ancora e ancora.Questa canzone è stupenda come poche.

  70. eLegantLywasTed7

    being a huge Duran Duran fan (as well as a huge Depeche Mode fan), i'd take Dave Gahan over Simon LeBon any day of the week! Dave's voice has made a huge change compared to Simon's... Simon's voice has gotten kinda squeaky over the years...

    awesome song by the way... even if people have criticized this, its still good, sure you cant compare it to the classic stuff because thats what it is, classic, its untouchable, but it is still good... what a way to keep making great music! DM rules! xD

  71. cherrymabet

    Reminds me a song of Miss kitin :D

  72. xRadicalxDreamerx

    I don't mind this song or a couple others on the album but I'd probably chose one of their other albums like Playing the Angel. No disrespect, I just think everyone has a different taste in music that shouldn't be judged. Go Depeche mode!

  73. Diana G.

    awesome♥

  74. Boris Mena

    the song it's just PERFECT

  75. MrDmfan

    i absolutely agree with you incmob, i've been a dm fan since before alan wilder had joined the band, alan was one of the key figures in dms sound, when he joined the band he pushed each dm albums and sound to the next level, he pushed martin to write better, helped david to sing a certain way to enhance and harmonize wih the music, after alan left the band in the mid 90's there was something missing the quality wasn't there any more.. they should ask alan to come back..

  76. aburtyboy

    incomb,
    also a 25 plus year fan.
    i hated songs of faith and devotion in 93 until i saw the songs lived and was honestly touched spiritually, i went to the DC show last week and it once more fell into place do yourself a favour and catch the tour.

    i would hope you will recant the negativity.
    albums, sometimes need that little push to convert, SOTU live i hope does it for you as it did with me.
    something happens at that concert it all comes home all 25 years of it

  77. joegt123

    ....lady caca...

    fuckin lawl

  78. incmob

    sorry everyone i have to say although you all do like it and i dont oppose opinions, and being a fan of depeche modes for 25 years, i have to say i just cannot stomach this album, i even feel that the poor production and filler album exciter was better than this album. this is the first album of depeche that i have never and will probably never own. i have listened numerous times and feel they could have done alot better especially following up playing the angel which was great listening.

  79. iralien

    it sounds like simon le bon....

  80. Mag Di Sante

    Acatually, i'll keep ONLY the sounds ... the return of old analog synthesizers is something GREAT and when i knew that they would use vintage devices for the new album, i felt so full of hope ... BUT songs became boring and "weak" ... "Violator" is their LAST very good production...!

  81. Tamás Juhászi

    Well, I try to write a construcive comment:
    The main problem is not Alan's deparure, but the fact, that the boys don't take themselve seriously enough.
    They could do a much better album, if they done more energy and conciousness by songwriting and by constructing the soundscape.
    Of course they need better producers, this Ben Hillier is a loosy member, he ruined the fantastic songs of PTA too.
    They must use better synths, because the sound is terrible.
    They're legends, but became mediocre now.

  82. memoryboy8292

    Excellent!!!!

  83. brfts2001

    The band that most of us older fans knew as Depeche Mode died when Alan Wilder left. Let's face it, these guys don't have as good of production like the "Violator" days. I'll take "World in my Eyes" anyday over this!

  84. ferruzzi123456

    Simon LeBon o Dave Gahan?

  85. Susana Tedeschi

    perfect!!

  86. Mark Liddell

    The new Simple Minds album poops on this from a great height.

  87. JaveDMode

    Huh? You obviously know nothing about music, and surely nothing about DM. "Exciter" was completely digital and lacked any melody, nothing like any of their other albums including SOTU, which is not as melodious as previous albums but is much better than "Exciter"!

  88. Tamoto08

    I bought this album on the release day and it's true... the more you listen to it the better it gets.
    I have to say that it first kinda disappointed me but now I almost love all the songs on it.
    This is my favorite song.
    Depeche Mode fan for almost 16 years :D

  89. Tamás Juhászi

    I also think that Exciter was better.
    Of couse, not their strongest album at all, but it has more the tipical D.M. sound than SOTU.
    This new album is rather experimental, although I don't understand what they are experimenting with.
    Exciter and Playing the angel were both weak compared to the preceeding records, but you could hear the brandmarks of the band and the racines from the 80ths much better.
    Listening to SOTU I often don't believe this is really Depeche Mode!

  90. leohallihano

    I agree..It is a pile of shite.

  91. Brian Bartling

    wanna step bitch? This album rules!

  92. El Sebo

    the strongest song on SOTU....should be a single! :)

  93. mikeBlogic

    Call it like you want. I call it lapse of taste

  94. Joonto

    what has this album? I still haven't heard it

  95. Алессандро Белью

    too simple for DM. really, it's not an album of the year.
    moreover, i think they should change sound' producer. it looks like we come back in 1981

  96. Gorette66

    They are.

  97. kraftdurchfreunde

    the copied the beginning from "shave it" from fad gadget. this album is the last stage of their decadence.. a fucking good group transformeted into a mtv product, repeting melodic and predigested shit and their limpest materials. Bye bye depeche, you're dead

  98. Jakub Kaczmarek

    The refrain of this song sounds for me like "I am you" from "Exciter"