"Spiralling" as written by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke....
I try hard to put you out of my mind
Every night alone I'm thinking about you
How can I avoid this pain without you?
I won't cry, I wont be sorry no more
I know that this is something I'll get over
Maybe I could learn to love another
It's just a matter of time, a matter of time.

Just because I lock myself in my room
It doesn't mean that I'm afraid to talk to
Those people I know that might have seen you
You'll return, I keep reminding myself
I won't look back, won't regret a single moment
I'm going to mend this heart inside you've broken
It's just a matter of time, a matter of time
It's just a matter of time, a matter of time.

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"Spiralling" as written by Vince Clarke Andy Bell

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    General CommentI love the version of this, along with "If I Could" and "My Heart...So Blue", with Andrew Poppy's orchestral arrangement. Those 3 songs on the "Two-Ring CIrcus" are just incredible. It was really the first I started getting into alternative music in the late 80's. I remember first hearing in college where a friend of mine was playing music while shooting baskets. Anyway, not that anyone really cares about that. Very powerful and emotional song.
    macaulfion July 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song too, not just for the orchestral arrangement and the singing, but also for the ambiguity in the lyrics. It's obviously about a broken-hearted person who has lost the love of his life There is some cautious optimism that things might get better, 'I'm going to mend this heart inside you've broken, it's just a matter of time', and then at the end is that ethereal and curiously jaunty 'Safety in Numbers' chant (lyrics below), which seems to be about committing suicide. It's almost as if the person has suddenly thought 'f**k it!' and decided not to go through the long painful task of pulling himself up by the bootstraps and taken the easy way out.

    Show me the way
    They say safety in numbers
    I lift up my eyes to the sky
    And imagine a crowd

    Of hearts that surround me
    And give the me courage to die
    Were you to weep
    And lie at my feet

    Then you'd wash all my troubles away
    And imagine the host
    Of angels around me
    That give me the courage to die
    cucashopboyon December 03, 2013   Link

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