“Poison Heart” by Depeche Mode

Although “Poison Heart” reads as if Dave Gahan is talking to someone else, he originally penned the track in reference to his own personal emotions. However “Poison Heart” can be interpreted from both a internal and social perspective, as in the person with this attribute can either be the singer himself or someone he is talking to. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Depeche Mode's Poison Heart at Lyrics.org.

And contrary to popular belief, the song is not centered on a romantic breakup. Rather it is based on a character who has the titular characteristic. In other words, he thinks negatively and is not a favorable person to be around, as in someone you cannot truly call a friend. As such the singer generally concludes that his relationship with this individual must come to an end.

“Poison Heart” was written by Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, who is known more as the band’s lead singer than as a songwriter. Another bandmate, Peter Gordano, also co-wrote the tune. A drummer named Christian Eigner also co-wrote it.

And the producers of “Poison Heart” are James Ford and Brendan Morawski.

This track can be found on Depeche Mode’s 14th studio album. The project in question is entitled “Spirit”. The “Spirit” project came out on 17 March 2017. And its labels are Mute Records and Columbia Records.

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