"Insight" as written by and performed by Martin Lee Gore....
This is an insight
Into my life
This is a strange flight
I'm taking
My true will
Carries me along
This is a soul dance
Embracing me
This is the first chance
To put things right
Moving on
Guided by the light
And the spirit of love
Is rising within me
Talking to you now
Telling you clearly
The fire still burns
Wisdom of ages
Rush over me
Heighten my senses
Enlighten me
Lead me on
Eternally
And the spirit of love
Is rising within me
Talking to you now
Telling you clearly
The fire still burns
I'm talking to you now
The fire still burns
Whatever you do now
The world still turns



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"Insight" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentHere's the spiritual meaning:

    This is an insight
    Into my life
    This is a strange flight
    I'm taking
    My true will
    Carries me along

    This is a soul dance
    Embracing me
    This is the first chance
    To put things right
    Moving on
    Guided by the light


    (Of course, these guys have had extraodinary lives so far. Their Higher Soul has led them everywhere to experience some amazing things and lessons in life. Soul dance referes to everyone we meet and love, but also hurt or get hurt by - these "Soul Deals" were made before we even incarnated.)

    And the spirit of love
    Is rising within me
    Talking to you now
    Telling you clearly
    The fire still burns

    (I think Fire still burn to me means that they are still feeling, learning, hurting, loving - all those not so mundane emotions :-)

    Wisdome of ages
    Rush over me
    Highten my senses
    Enlighten me
    Lead me on
    Eternally

    (Reference to the Infinite Intelligence or God within all things leading us along our path, connecting us to everything)

    BTW, I am from this Planet...maybe some parts of me is in a different dimension :-)
    scarface-manon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously this song is about missing an ex-girlfriend.

    I think there are always things about ex-girlfriends that a guy will miss and memories that he will long for regardless of why the break-up occured. A lot of relationships end because of immaturatiy. 'Insight' will always remind me of an ex-girlfriend who liked this song when we were in college.
    NightPandaEsqon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I think this song represents Depeche Mode's comeback since the release of SOFAD... they're trying to tell us that their fire still burns.
    Mode000on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Martin's retrospect of how he has touch so many fans and want to continue to do so with Depeche Mode. Hence the phase, " And the spirit of love. Is rising within me. Talking to you now. Telling you clearly. The fire still burns.
    canadalotuseateron September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gives me goose bumps! This is a great song me and my bf like because after being together so long, the "fire" is still there!
    bibis817on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful. that's what it means.
    SafeAsHouseson December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard few songs from Depeche Mode, but "insight"...wow!
    what a song!
    i love it
    Narayanon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm sure a great many people know about the personal demons of all members of the band around the time this song was written and composed (1995 to 1996).Maybe it's Martin's way of telling us he knows the future (for the band) is still clear full of hope and dare I say it... "Love"
    curbboyon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love when martin and dave sing together. they're so great together.
    AMTILTSTHEMATCHESon March 24, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationyou could also make a case that Martin wrote this song with Dave in mind: "this is a strange flight i'm taking" could be a reference to dave's past troubles and "this is the first chance, to put things right" is dave getting back on track

    definitely one of the defining tracks on Ultra
    Anderson Councilon May 22, 2009   Link

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