"Damaged People" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
We're damaged people
Drawn together
By subtleties that we are not aware of
Disturbed souls
Playing out forever
These games that we once thought we would be scared of

When you're in my arms
The world makes sense
There is no pretense
And you're crying
When you're by my side
There is no defense
I forget to sense I'm dying

We're damaged people
Praying for something
That doesn't come from somewhere deep inside us
Depraved souls
Trusting in the one thing
The one thing that this life has not denied us

When I feel the warmth of your very soul
I forget I'm cold
And crying
When your lips touch mine
And I lose control
I forget I'm old
And dying


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"Damaged People" as written by Martin Gore

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    Song MeaningI think the meaning of this song is we are living in a cruel world but when you have someone you love you forget about it all and just be happy.
    GothicOtakuon June 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think of this as being about being in a bit of a twisted friendship/relationship that no one else probably understands, but seems necessary.
    Audreymooon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI doubt this is anything like what Depeche Mode was trying to convey...but this song really speaks to me about my eating disorder, anorexia.

    The lyrics make me feel like I and my disorder are best friends, unable to leave one another, even though it feels so wrong. I feel safe, secure, with anorexia...forgetting to sense I'm dying, as the song states.
    Zekkilyon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I feel the warmth of your very soul
    I forget I'm cold
    And crying
    When your lips touch mine
    And I lose control
    I forget I'm old
    And dying

    love it
    crow_hearton December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it means just what it say, were damaged people just trying to make it through this hard word! If you can find someone to share it with then do so. that is what i got out of it.
    phnxxxon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about two people destined to be together..
    it doesn't matter whether they want it or not...
    they are meant to be...

    "We're damaged people
    Drawn together
    By subtleties that we are not aware of"

    xD
    Darlingxxx22on April 15, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I hear the line "When you're in my arms" I accidentally hear "When you're in my ass"
    but that's irrelevant

    I think this song is about two people who've been through a lot and are a bit scarred from it all, in love with eachother and supporting eachother.
    Foggypebble2on April 07, 2016   Link

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