Two Minute Warning
Depeche Mode Lyrics

We're lying by the orange sky
Two million miles across the land
Scattered to the highest high
Expect they'll either laugh or cry
No sex, no consequence, no sympathy
You're good enough to heat

[Chorus x 2]
Two minute warning
Two minutes later
When time has come
My days are numbered

The dawning of another year
Marks time for those who understand
One in four still here
While you and I go hand in hand
No radio, no sound, no sin, no sanctuary
So welcome to your last

Two minute warning
Two minutes later
When time has come
My days are numbered
Two minute warning

The sun, the solitude, the cemetery
So welcome to your last

[Chorus x 3]

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALAN WILDER

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Comments from YouTube:

Jessica Gonzalez

I bought this vinyl when I was a kid. It was a big influence on my musical taste.

At Zero

Your Awesome... my best friends sister gave us Speak and Spell on tape,, said here, listen to this and you'll both be Cool.. thanks Darlene☺.. we were 9-10.. in 1984..


anyone else recently discovered, then suddenly become addicted to this song? its brilliant in its subtlety.


Me. It's so amazing and addictive. Alan also made an instrumental for his band Recoil. It always makes me happy to listen to the Recoil version. What a talented genius.

Hip Priest

I could listen to the last minute on repeat for hours

Colleen Marin

Depeche Mode has always been great with the instrumentals

Robert Escher

Still to this day my favorite DM record.

Moonlight P

It is now two minutes to midnight.


Didn't hear this song in the 80s but now it is my favorite song of theirs. I can listen to the original, live or instrumental over and over again. Dave's voice sounds amazing in this song.

Mark T

Definitely thier best album next to Music for the Masses. I had the cassette version back in the mid 80s of Construction Time Again . I was in 7th grade:p

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