"Precious" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
peanuts and kiddie molotov cocktails on a starved stomach on sunday afternoons.
i've got tobacco allergies, and a bloody tongued cat lick tickling the li'l piggy peeping out of a size and a half ago shoe.
i watch myself in the fishtank mirror in the corner.
all the fish died for friday's fish fry.
i'm watching a sunken ship.
one sunday, like a likeable bully,
he pulls to a picnic and builds a fire.
december embers trickle up,
set roots in soil sky as january's stars

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"Precious" as written by Martin Lee Gore

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    General CommentIt's a feeling song.
    indie rocker mexon January 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a chill song. Two thumbs up.
    zevanson May 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think i'm right in saying that towards the end of this song the guitar player plays the 5/4 time signature part that he plays at thge beginning while the drummer plays a 4/4 time signature. Am i Right? if so, it's bloody genius!!
    Vinceon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love how all the fish died for friday's fish fry. That deffinatley means something... love, yes.
    outaudioinon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like he's singing about he's changed and gotten older: "I watch myself in the fish tank mirror in the corner." and how he's seen the world around him change. "All the fish died for Friday's fish fry." possibly expresses his feeling about wars or problems around the world; world leaders have a grand plan for power and control(Friday's fish fry), but they need people to make it possible (fish). Unfortunately those people are going to have to die to ensure that the plan succeeds to satisfy the leader's thirst for power. In the end the only person who gained anything is the leader who knew the people (fish) would die. "I'm watching a sunken ship." could represent how he feels when he sees powerful individuals failing every day and dragging everyone else down with them (Say an individual from one ethnic group wrongs another from a different ethnic group, the ethnic group that has done wrong is automatically labeled and everyone in that group is labeled as well); he feels he can't stop it. "One Sunday, like a likeable bully, he pulls to a picnic and builds a fire. December embers trickle up, set roots in soil sky as January's stars." this may represent how he feels the years all blend into one, the same stuff every year, never changing.
    Fagtronon January 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjust a bunch of randomness all put into one beautiful fucking song
    noahsalzon January 11, 2014   Link

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