"The Bottom Line" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Like a cat dragged in from the rain
Who goes straight back out and do i all over again
I'll be back for more
Something that is out of our hands
Something we will never understand

It's a hidden law
The apple falls
Destiny calls
I follow you

Like a pawn on the eternal board
Who's never quite sure what he's moved towards
I walk blindly on
And heaven is in front of me
Your heaven beckons me enticingly

When I arrive it's gone
The river flows
The wise man knows
I follow you

I'm yearning I'm burning
I feel love's wheels turning
Like a moth on love's bright light
I will get burned each and every night

I'm dying to
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you

I'm yearning I'm burning
I feel love's wheels turning
Like a moth on love's bright light
I will get burned each and every night

I'm dying to(o)
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you


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"The Bottom Line" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentHe adores her intensely but she insists on playing with his sincere feelings on keeping him under her whims. And he's definitely not interested in knowing her real intentions or in explaining his attitudes related to her. No matter how silly he can be on acting at this way, he's determined to go ahead with this pathetic behaviour until the end 'cos he simply cannot stop himself from doing it. A very understandable behaviour when you are really in love. It's not clear to me that she loves him or not, anyhow it's a beautifully romantic song that probably just makes some real sense for those people who know what love is able to do with our minds.
    circusjuggleron October 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDrugs, God, Girls... pick a subject and it will fit. It's an ambiguous song about pure devotion and reverence - like a cat.
    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Like a cat
    Dragged in from the rain
    Who goes straight back out
    To do it all over again
    I'll be back for more "

    That's me! :)
    soulboyon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a sexy song
    bibis817on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis relationship to his drug?
    r-e-volutionon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits song about me too, you just cannot escape from darkness inside...
    janiso22on April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst, Martin's vocals are amazing on this track!! So smooth, rich, and beautiful.

    This is off of Ultra, which Depeche Mode didn't do a tour for because of Dave's heroin use and overdose. I feel like that Martin probably wrote this with that in mind. How can one be consistently drawn to something that leaves you with such terrible consequences? Cats hate water, moths die flying into flames, why keep doing those things. Sometimes we are inexplicably drawn to things only to suffer from them.

    I love that the song is vague which lets the listener add in whatever is their sinful/destructive weakness.
    sibelingon November 16, 2012   Link
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    General Comment""Like a cat dragged in from the rain
    Who goes straight back out to do it all over again
    I'll be back for more "-- <3 Love it
    Erika144on March 24, 2013   Link

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