"Freestate" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
I can hear your soul crying
Listen to your spirit sighing
I can feel your desperation
Emotional deprivation
Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your feelings show
Picking up the conversations
Deep in your imagination
Tune in to the lonely voices
Talking of their only choices
Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your spirit grow
Step out of your cage and onto the stage
It's time to start playing your part
Freedom awaits
Open the gates
Open your mind
Freedom's a state
I can taste the tears falling
The bitterness that's inside you calling
Yearning for a liberation
Emotional emancipation
Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your senses overflow
Step out of your cage and onto the stage
It's time to start playing your part
Freedom awaits
Open the gates
Open your mind
Freedom's a state



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"Freestate" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Commenti think that martin wants to say that freedom is nothing more then a state of mind and all you got to do is just LET GO, and you'll find that we're all one mind, and that there is no such thing as depression, just like there isnt such feeln as happyness. everything is like u want it to be, cuz everything can be turned around by your mind and u CAN and u SHOULD control your mind, tho moust of us dont have a clue what martin is really talking about.
    Spiralouton January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat asong, i can't believe there's only one comment so far, this is truly one of the most underated depeche mode songs from arguably there best album. THe lyrics are brilliant, so allagorical. I love the verse "Step out of your cage
    And onto the stage
    It's time to start
    Playing your part
    Freedom awaits
    Open the gates
    Open your mind
    Freedom's state"

    its says to me not to hide back your talents or what you hav eto offer due to shyness, let the world know what you have to offer!

    cud also be a reference to drugs , probably not though
    "Open your mind
    Freedom's state "
    bananahammock316on April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgree with Spiralout it's about not thinking too deep and just to go with the flow
    curbboyon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment-Your true self is trapt inside by your own ego and you do not listen to it. Let yourself go, listen, & step out of your self-made cage. All of your suffering and problems are your creations and state of mind. Let go of your attachments to them, and be free.
    Invisicaton June 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe describes the location he's at...

    "Step out of your cage
    And onto the stage"

    "Tune into the lonely voices
    Talking of their only choices"

    So it's a room full of people with a stage and a cage (cages), presumably with different slaves in each cage and the audience is choosing which slaves they'd like to see in the S&M stage show.

    He says he relates to one of the slaves in the cages...
    "I can hear your soul crying
    Listen to your spirit sighing
    I can feel your desperation
    Emotional deprivation"

    And he tells the slave who's being flogged, whipped, caned, whatever...
    "Let yourself go
    Let yourself go
    Let your feelings show"

    He sings to the slave released from the cage...
    "I can taste the tears falling
    The bitterness inside you calling
    Yearning for a liberation
    Emotional emancipation"

    And as the slave is being physically whipped, flogged, etc., he says....
    "Let yourself go
    Let yourself go
    Let your senses overflow"

    And as the slave on the stage is bound in bondage and can't escape, he says...
    "Freedom awaits
    Open the gates
    Open your mind
    Freedom's state "

    That freedom is a state of mind, even if the slave is bound in bondage. That the physical restraints of bondage allow for the experience of a higher state of mind of freedom.

    It's an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL song for one masochist to sing to another masochist!





    MapMistresson December 04, 2009   Link

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