"New Life" as written by and Vince Clarke....
I stand still stepping on the shady streets
And I watched that man to a stranger
You think you only know me when you turn on the light
Now the room is lit, red danger

Complicating, circulating
New life, new life
Operating, generating
New life, new life

Transitions to another place
So the time will pass more slowly
Features fuse and your shadow's red
Like a film I've seen now show me

Your face is hidden and were out of sight
And the road just leads to nowhere
The stranger in the door is the same as before
So the question answers nowhere

I stand still stepping on the shady streets
And I watched that man to a stranger
You think you only know me when you turn on the light
Now the room is lit, red danger


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"New Life" as written by Vince Clarke

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    General Commentgreat song ! the first song on their first cd: 'speak and spell'. damn good music !
    xl5ronon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNew life is so great. I really don't understand why fans hasn't paid atention to it. New life is inside the DM best album ever and I dare to say that it's a representative song from a age. Really epoque-making, and also another way to understand music of DM.
    catalunyaon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song never stops being good.
    Quintessential Depeche Mode.
    Major Valoron September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe reason the album "Speak and Spell" had a more technopop sound to it than DM's subsequent material was that Vince Clarke, a founding member of DM, was their main songwriter; he wrote all the tracks on "Speak and Spell", including "New Life". Then he left the band (bummer, IMHO) to work on other musical projects: the duo, Yazoo, with torch jazz singer, Alison Moyet (she went by the handle, Alf, on the 2 albums they did: "Upstairs at Eric's" and "You and Me Both"); then in the mid-'80s, made the bigtime worldwide with the band, Erasure.
    That left the major songwriting duties to Martin Gore, who took DM on a more industrial, edgier style that has kept them going strong for over 20 yrs. , playing to a wide-ranged fanbase of gothics and others into metal, industrial, techno, electronica, & alternative rock--whew!
    pharmageekon September 08, 2006   Link

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