"Dirty Sticky Floors" as written by David Gahan and Knox Chandler....
Waiting for the last time
For my friend to change my mind
Waiting for the last drop
Seems like a long long time
Maybe I should go back home
I'll sit and wait right by the phone
Praying over the porcelain throne
On my dirty sticky floor

Ask me what I want
Easy that's just more
How long will I wait for you
Twice as long as I did before
Standing in the freezing snow
Maybe you left I just don't know
I'll soon be lying on my own
On some dirty sticky floor

I hope no one can see me
The tin man says I'm doing fine
That lion ain't gonna get me
See that gun right there it's mine
I've painted a face where I burnt the floor
Now the face has become my devil's door
Laying in the back room
On my dirty sticky floor

On my dirty sticky

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"Dirty Sticky Floors" as written by Knox Chandler David Gahan

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    General CommentI think it's about drug addiction.

    But the dance remix is about a dance floor. "Dirty sticky floor."
    the_music_nazion September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit is about drugs, as most songs are.

    I thought of this song the first time I had a hangover.
    SafeAsHouseson December 18, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt all seems to me like the situation he stopped using.. (Waiting for the last time for my friend to change my mind - he was overdosed by special strong mixture of heroin and cocaine for the last time, he was clinically dead for two minutes and as he stated, it changed his thinking, life). "ask me what I want/easy that's just more" - he himself told, that he didn't know when to stop, he always wanted more and more.. And I see this as the "white suited-up Dave" is kind of his dealer or the internal desire for drug, he wants to "lift the anchors" and get high, but the other Dave is so confident in himself and his purity, that he won't allow it.. The boat symbolizes to me a trip, but it won't move anywhere, it is impossible.. It is a boat full of remembrance of drug obsessed life and as the "suited-up dirty Dave" lies here, he is a part of that junk garbage and clean Dave is free to leave it behind and go away..
    Well, do you agree? :-)
    Kalimkaon April 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of the time someone told me March goes out like a Lion and April comes in like a lamb. I am STILL waiting to see that. The song's about some kind of addition, but more importantly it's about negativity. It's a glass is half filled song.
    IllToast2Thaton April 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about the period where he was actually using drugs, in the mid 90s- possibly, in particular '95 and '96, when he had his suicide attempt and death. The reference to the 'tin man' is probably to do with the figure of the Tin-Man he supposedly had chained to his wall, due to his paranoia, and the line: 'See that gun right there its mine' is probably referring to the many guns he had during this period- again because of his paranoia. The line: 'Ask me what I want
    Easy that's just more' could be talking about drugs and how all he cared about at this point in his life was drugs- something he has talked a lot about in interviews.

    Just my opinion though!
    lmsmithon July 01, 2016   Link

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