Waiting for the Night
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all
When everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality

I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquillity

There is a star in the sky
Guiding my way with its light

And in the glow of the moon

Know my deliverance will come soon

I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all
When everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality

I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquillity

There is a sound in the calm
Someone is coming to harm

I press my hands to my ears

It's easier here just to forget fear
And when I squinted
The world seemed rose-tinted
And angels appeared to descend
To my surprise
With half-closed eyes
Things looked even better
Than when they were open

Been waiting for the night to fall
I knew that it would save us all
Now everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality

Been waiting for the night to fall
Now everything is bearable




And here in the still
All that you feel is tranquility

Overall Meaning

The song "Waiting for the Night" by Depeche Mode is a contemplative and introspective ballad that explores the theme of escape, both physical and emotional. The first verse expresses a longing for darkness, which seems to offer solace from the harsh realities of life. The singer awaits the nightfall, believing that it will save them from the brutal, unrelenting truth of existence. The second verse is more hopeful, describing the beauty and tranquility that can be found in the quiet stillness of the night. The singer sees a star in the sky, which gives them guidance and hope, and the moonlight promises deliverance in the future.


The chorus repeats the longing for darkness, but suggests that it is necessary to keep us from facing the stark reality of our lives. The verses that follow explore the idea of escape in more detail, highlighting the overwhelming fear and anxiety that can be generated by the world around us. The singer presses their hands to their ears, trying to block out the sounds of suffering and strife, and experiences a moment of transcendence when they see the world through rose-tinted glasses, and angels appear to descend.


Overall, "Waiting for the Night" is a powerful exploration of the human need for escape, and the delicate balance between acceptance of the world as it is, and the dream of a better tomorrow.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm waiting for the night to fall
The singer is anxiously anticipating the arrival of nighttime.


I know that it will save us all
Nighttime provides relief from the harshness of reality.


When everything's dark
In the absence of daylight, reality becomes less overwhelming.


Keeps us from the stark reality
Nighttime acts as a buffer against an unforgiving world.


When everything is bearable
Nighttime allows the artist to face their problems more easily.


And there in the still
In the quietness of the night, the singer finds peace.


All that you feel is tranquillity
The quietness of the night creates a calming atmosphere for the singer.


There is a star in the sky
The artist notices a guiding light in the darkness.


Guiding my way with its light
The star is providing direction for the artist's journey.


And in the glow of the moon
The artist finds comfort in the moon's light.


Know my deliverance will come soon
The singer has faith that their problems will be resolved soon.


There is a sound in the calm
The night is not completely silent - there are still sounds to be heard.


Someone is coming to harm
The singer hears a sound that suggests someone is in danger.


I press my hands to my ears
The singer tries to block out the disturbing noise.


It's easier here just to forget fear
Nighttime provides a sense of safety and comfort, making it easier to forget about fear.


And when I squinted
The artist is struggling to see in the darkness.


The world seemed rose-tinted
In the dim light, the world appears more pleasant than it really is.


And angels appeared to descend
The singer imagines angelic beings appearing in the darkness.


To my surprise
The singer is caught off guard by this unexpected sight.


With half-closed eyes
The artist is struggling to see clearly in the darkness.


Things looked even better
Despite the darkness and danger, the world appears more beautiful to the artist.


Than when they were open
In the past, the world seemed harsher and less beautiful to the artist.


Been waiting for the night to fall
The singer has been anticipating the arrival of the night for some time.


Now everything's dark
With the arrival of nighttime, the world becomes shrouded in darkness.


Been waiting for the night to fall
The singer has been seeking relief from reality by waiting for nighttime.


Now everything is bearable
With the arrival of nighttime, the singer is able to face their problems more easily.


And here in the still
In the quietness of the night, the singer finds inner peace.


All that you feel is tranquility
The quietness of the night creates a calming atmosphere for the artist.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Martin Gore

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@martina1843

I'm waiting for the night to fall
I know that it will save us all
When everything's dark
Keeps us from the stark reality
I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel
Is tranquility

There is a star in the sky
Guiding my way with its light
And in the glow of the moon
Know my deliverance will come soon

There is a sound in the calm
Someone is coming to harm
I press my hands to my ears
It's easier here just to forget fear

And when I squinted
The world seemed rose-tinted
And angels appeared to descend
To my surprise
With half-closed eyes
Things looked even better
Than when they were opened

Been waiting for the night to fall
Now everything is bearable
And here in the still
All that you hear
Is tranquility..♥



All comments from YouTube:

@bobdobalina838

Words cannot even express how much this album meant to me. I bought it when it came out because I had just emigrated to London and it helped me through many, many painful and desperate times. God bless you depeche mode and rest in peace Fletcho.

@simonahmed7076

Same here. I got this rose as tattoo. ❤

@kerrytrigg6980

💯 huge part of my youth as well!!!
So much so that the rose is tattooed on my ribs👊

@pascalsorel8506

I was stil young, plenty of dreams and sure to have a way in this world...
😢😢😢

@exeovejero9880

SOS 🇦🇷

@garycarr3857

1990

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@hannahmoshe7533

Violator.. one of the best albums ever created by man kind

@anaisabelvicondoa3937

Pierdo la voluntad ante este tema.
Me hipnotiza.

@julianmode5808

Tal cual ...es como cuando tomas un sedante...

@garycarr3857

@@anaisabelvicondoa3937 1990

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