"Death's Door" as written by and Martin Gore....
Well, I'm knocking on Death's door
Will I take my rest, among the blessed?
Mother, are you waiting?
Father, are you pacing?
I'm coming home

I'm knocking on Death's door
Will I take my rest in my Sunday best?
Mother, are you anxious?
Father, are you gracious?
I'm coming home

I've been away too long
For so long you've been strong
I've been away too long
I know that it was wrong
But I'm coming home

Well, I'm knocking on Death's door
Will I take my rest, have I passed the test?
Mother, are you praying?
Father, I am saying
I'm coming home

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"Death's Door" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentLovely song... was this a SoFaD B-Side, or was it just in the credits of Devotional? That's the only place I've heard it...

    ...anyway, it's pretty obvious what it's about. A family's son dies, after being abroad living his own life, and now he's coming back home in his coffin to be buryed.

    Mart's voice is so beautiful on it, though..
    mopo976on July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit was also on a soundtrack for a Wim Wenders film, Until The End of the World, I think.

    Martin's voice is very beautiful.
    SafeAsHouseson March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep, the film is Until The End Of The World. Never saw the movie, but I brought the soundtrack just for this song.

    I first heard this during the credits on the Devotional DVD. Martin's voice is beyond gorgeous. I sat there and cried like a baby while listening to it.
    LuvMartinGoreon March 20, 2007   Link

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