"The Things You Said" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
I heard it from my friends
About the things you said
I heard it from my friends
About the things you said

But they know me better than that
They know me better than that

They know my weaknesses
I never tried to hide them
They know my weaknesses
I never denied them

I heard it from my friends
About the things you said
I heard it from my friends
About the things you said

How can a view become so twisted
How can a view become so twisted

They know my weaknesses
I never tried to hide them
They know my weaknesses
You tried them

I get so carried away
You brought me down to earth
I thought we had something precious
Now I know what it's worth

I heard it from my friends
About the things you said
I heard it from my friends
About the things you said

I've never felt so disappointed
Never felt so disappointed

They know my weaknesses
I never tried to hide them
They know my weaknesses
Thought that you liked them

They know me better than that


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"The Things You Said" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentThis song holds such deep meaning to me. Basically, hearing from everyone else that the person that you've been with is basically making a fool out of you. Putting so much into a relationship, only to find that you mean nothing to them.

    How can a view become so twisted...that line speaks volumes in itself.
    LuvMartinGoreon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there is only one other comment on this utterly brilliant song. It's so restrained and yet intense with beautiful melodies and lyrics.
    raid357on February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLuvMartinGore this song means tons to me aswell. I just broke up a relationship. This song reflects exactly what my soul feels.
    jotenkoon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about your significant other speaking bad of you to your friends and it getting back to you and the pain and disappointment surrounding it. I love this, very good breakup song.
    IndyModeon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you all. The song is all the more intense for it's quiet. It's not all blaring music and shouting vocals, but more a quiet hurt that someone he loved so much could use his vulnerabilities against him to make him out to be a fool. The vocals bring tears to my eyes each time I listen. I'm listening to this song now and my son's bored witless because I've got it on repeat play and he wants to listen to Iron Man. lol
    lanakaelon November 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.. thought there'd be more comments after reading the three pages on never let you down again. I think his friends must have told this person his weaknesses [or something related], and s/he used them against him. "you tried them", and judged him. He never felt so disappointed, because he trusted his friends and this person. I love the xylophone? it sounds so innocent..
    DJgifon July 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about your former significant other betraying you. This person said negative things about you (your weaknesses). Your friends inform you of this and they side with you as they already know you (and your wekanesses). You are painfully disappointed with this person after you thought you had a precious relationship that just didn't work out.

    The verse "You tried them" means this person maliciously tried to do you harm by saying these things and judged you by your weaknesses

    The verse "I thought that you liked them" means you thought this person liked you for who you are (weaknesses and all)

    The verse "I get so carried away" "You brought me down to earth" means you were naive and this person made you realize that people can do vicious things

    The verse "How can a view become so twisted" should be "How could have you become so twisted"
    hanks88on December 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe singer is sad/disappointed that his girlfriend (or any other close person) is talking ill about him behind is back (and appears to have an utterly negative/'twisted' view on him), when (initially) the singer thought their relationship was stable and trustful ('I thought we had something precious...')
    RoHLandon February 04, 2014   Link

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