Song: A Pain That I'm Used To
Artist: Depeche Mode
Album: Playing the Angel (2005)
Style: Eclectic UK Synthpop mixed with an Industrial Rock Waltz
Strum: Standard with a unique strum pattern for the Intro, Instrumental and Coda.
Tuning: Full Step Down
DGCFAd (Standard Tuning)
INTRO: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
|Em D#/A#|Em D#/A#^D#/A#| Played as |Em:D-D D#/A#:U|Em:D-U D#/A#:U-U|
|Em D#/A#|Em D#/A#^D#/A#|
I'm not sure,
What I'm looking for anymore.
I just know,
That I'm harder to console.
I don't see who I'm trying to be,
Instead of me.
But the key,
Is a question of control.
REFRAIN 1: (Riff over)
Can you say,
What you're trying to play anyway,
I just pay,
While you're breaking all the rules,
All the signs that I find.
Have been underlined,
Devils thrive on the drive.
That is fuelled.
All this running around,
Well it's getting me down.
Just give me a pain that I'm used to.
I don't need to believe,
All the dreams you conceive.
You just need to achieve,
Something that rings true.
INSTRUMENTAL: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
3: (Bass drone over)
There's a hole in your soul,
Like an animal.
With no conscience,
Close your eyes,
Pay the price for your paradise.
Devils feed on the seeds,
That are sown.
REFRAIN 2: (Riff over)
4: (Bass drone over)
Can't conceal what I feel,
What I know is real.
No mistaking the faking,
With a prayer in the air,
I will leave it there.
On a note full of hope,
CODA: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
|Em D#/A#|Em D#/A#^D#/A#|(Fade)
1. “A Pain That I'm Used To" is the second single and opening track of the album ‘Playing the Angel’
by Depeche Mode, and the forty-second DM single overall. The single was released on 12 December 2005
by Mute Records. ...”
2. The music video is directed by Uwe Flade, who also directed the "Precious" single. It features
much more live action sequences (in a race track), than the "Precious" video and even David Gahan's
"Bottle Living" video. Depeche Mode's live drummer Christian Eigner also appears in the video.
3. This version, I believe is closest to capturing that original ‘drone-like’ quality of this song,
that is played live by DM, in opening tuning.
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