Shut Me Down

Single?
No


"Shut Me Down" is a song by Rowland S. Howard, originally released on the album, Pop Crimes, on October 16, 2009. It was covered by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers and is the seventh track on Imposter.

Lyrics

(from original recording)

Well, so long, baby
I've had enough
I can't ignore it
I miss you so much
I miss you so much
I miss you so much
I'm standing in a suit
As ragged as my nerves
And I agree what I've become
Is surely worth the hatred
That you spat on me
The stars above me
The night so deep
That I could trip or drown
And still I see that you would dearly love
To shut me down
Well, so long, soldier
We're deep in dutch
I can't ignore it
I miss you so much
I miss you so much
I miss you so much
I'm standing in a suit
As ragged as my nerves
And I agree what I've become
Is surely worth the hatred
That you spat on me
The sky above me
The night so deep
That I could trip and drown
And still I see that you would dearly love
To shut me down
I miss you so much
I miss you so much
I miss you so much


My Take

The music and the vocals in this song remind me a lot of "Nothing's Impossible", one of Depeche Mode's Dave-penned songs. The deep and gloomy vocals of Rowland here even almost sound like a dead-ringer for Dave's. The lyrics, though, remind me more of "Poison Heart" with its theme of a breakup. I think this is going to be an easy one for Dave to cover; I can totally imagine him singing these words with his signature sneer and growl. So to tell you the truth, I'm not sure what he would do differently on his version...maybe he will give it an even angrier sound than it already has?

Be sure to check back here for my review on Dave's version!



Music Video

There has not been a music video announced for this song.