"In Chains" as written by and Martin Gore....
The way you move
Has got me yearning
The way you move
Has left me burning
I know you know what you're doing to me
I know my hands will never be free
I know what it's like to be
In chains

The way you move
Is meant to haunt me
The way you move
To tempt and taunt me
I know you knew on the day you were born
I know somehow I should've been warned
I know I walk every midnight to dawn
In Chains

In chains, I'm in chains
In chains, I'm in chains

You've got me dying for you
Its you that I'm living through
You've got me praying to you
Saying to you anything you want me to
You've got me reaching for you
My souls beseeching me too
You've got me singing to you
Bringing to you anything you ask me to

The way you move
Is mesmerizing
The way you move
Is hypnotizing
I know I crumble when you are around
Start to mumble a bit of a false sound
Straggle, stumble, shackled and bound
In chains

In chains, I'm in chains
In chains, I'm in chains

You've got me dying for you
Its you that I'm living through
You've got me praying to you
Saying to you anything you want me to
You've got me reaching for you
My souls beseeching me too
You've got me singing to you
Bringing to you anything you ask me to

I'm in chains

In chains, I'm in chains
In chains, I'm in chains
In chains, I'm in chains


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"In Chains" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +3
    General CommentAs a sub, I definitely relate this song to BDSM.

    "The way you move
    Is meant to haunt me
    The way you move
    To tempt and taunt me"

    is, the way I see it, about his Mistress (Or Master, for that matter) and how amazingly attractive and sexy she is.

    "The way you move
    Is mesmerizing
    The way you move
    It's hypnotizing"

    How he can't take his eyes off her and her beautiful body.

    "You've got me singing to you,
    Bringing to you anything you ask me to"

    As a good sub, servant or slave, one does as one's Dom says.

    It's easy to see the BDSM references if you actually know what BDSM really is like.

    He says he's in chains, which is self-explanatory.
    MjauZion July 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs a sub, I definitely relate this song to BDSM.

    "The way you move
    Is meant to haunt me
    The way you move
    To tempt and taunt me"

    is, the way I see it, about his Mistress (Or Master, for that matter) and how amazingly attractive and sexy she is.

    "The way you move
    Is mesmerizing
    The way you move
    It's hypnotizing"

    How he can't take his eyes off her and her beautiful body.

    "You've got me singing to you,
    Bringing to you anything you ask me to"

    As a good sub, servant or slave, one does as one's Dom says.

    It's easy to see the BDSM references if you actually know what BDSM really is like.

    He says he's in chains, which is self-explanatory.
    MjauZion July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionNice first pop..."Bound by Love" seems to some it up for me...?...Oh and I think this should be the next single to be released...
    Toz428on April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery nice opener, gotta love the noisy analogue synth and theremin in the intro, one of my favorites off the album so far
    necrophageon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a sub, I definitely relate this song to BDSM.

    "The way you move
    Is meant to haunt me
    The way you move
    To tempt and taunt me"

    is, the way I see it, about his Mistress (Or Master, for that matter) and how amazingly attractive and sexy she is.

    "The way you move
    Is mesmerizing
    The way you move
    It's hypnotizing"

    How he can't take his eyes off her and her beautiful body.

    "You've got me singing to you,
    Bringing to you anything you ask me to"

    As a good sub, servant or slave, one does as one's Dom says.

    It's easy to see the BDSM references if you actually know what BDSM really is like.

    He says he's in chains, which is self-explanatory.
    MjauZion July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI currently have it stuck in my head that Martin might just be pining for his ex-wife. With that in mind, this song would seem to refer to not being able to get over her. To me this song is actually kind of boring, if it's not about his wife. I mean, we've heard about him being shackled and bound by love so many times that this being "in chains" seems not to be the result of a new woman but in fact him being chained to his ex-wife.

    "I know you know what you're doing to me
    I know my hands will never be free"

    For whatever reason his hands never being free seems to suggest to me that they are not newly in chains. His hands will never be free to reach out to another woman.

    Of course, I also like the idea of it being about a Mistress who makes him weak, but I have room in my head for several interpretations.
    Carinapiron February 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song his about heroin. Most of his love song is about heroin and addiction
    mirza11242on December 19, 2016   Link

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