Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth (Poly Gore Extended)

by Depeche Mode

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"Policy of Truth" is a song by English electronic band Depeche Mode, released in May 1990 as the third single from their seventh studio album Violator (1990). Although the song was less successful than the first two singles before, it is the only Depeche Mode single to chart higher on the Billboard Hot 100 (#15) than on the UK Singles Chart (#16), as well as peaking at number two on the American dance charts.It also became the band's second chart-topper on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.


You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn't you
Now you're not satisfied
With what you're being put through

It's just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth

Things could be so different now
It used to be so civilised
You will always wonder how
It could have been if you'd only lied

It's too late to change events
It's time to face the consequence
For delivering the proof
In the policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before
Never again
Is what you swore
The time before

Now you're standing there tongue tied
You'd better learn your lesson well
Hide what you have to hide
And tell what you have to tell
You'll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth

Never again
Is what you swore
The time before


released May 1, 1989
from the album Violator
B-side "Kaleid"
Released:7 May 1990
Vinyl 7" 12" cassette CD
Recorded May 1989–January 1990;
(Puk Studios, Denmark)
(Logic Studios, Milan)
Synthpop alternative rock
Length 4:55
Extended 7:50
Label Mute
Writer(s) Martin Gore
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