Walking in My Shoes

"Walking in My Shoes"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Songs of Faith and Devotion
B-side"My Joy"
Released26 April 1993
RecordedFebruary 1992 – January 1993; Madrid, Hamburg, London[1]
  • 4:59 (single version)
  • 5:35 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Martin Gore
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"I Feel You"
"Walking in My Shoes"

"Walking in My Shoes" is a song by British electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 26 April 1993 as the second single from their eighth studio album, Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993). The song reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and matched the success of the previous single "I Feel You" on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it reached 1.

The 7" version of "Walking in My Shoes" is not the same as the one in the Songs of Faith and Devotion album. The sound has been made more noisy and dirty, especially the drums in the verse, and the intro has been shortened. When performed live, elements of the "Grungy Gonads" mix are used in an extended intro and throughout the song.

The B-side is "My Joy", the only exclusive B-side from the Songs of Faith and Devotion album, and is a rock track in the vein of "I Feel You" and "Halo".

The song was cited by then-member Alan Wilder to be his favourite song from the album together with "In Your Room".[2]

Music video

The music video for "Walking in My Shoes" was directed by Anton Corbijn. At the beginning of the second verse, there's a shot of Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Alan Wilder with naked women on their laps. This was removed in the MTV version in the US and replaced with footage of the three members standing still, alone, from earlier in the video. The uncut version is on The Videos 86-98, Devotional, The Best Of, Volume 1 and Video Singles Collection DVDs.

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