"The Meaning Of Love" as written by and Martin Gore....
I've read more than a hundred books
Seeing love mentioned many thousand times
But despite all the places I've looked
It's still no clearer
I'm still no nearer
The meaning of love

Noted down all my observations
Spent an evening watching television
Still I couldn't say with precision
Know it's a feeling and it comes from above
But what's the meaning
The meaning of love
(tell me)

From the notes that I've made so far
Love seems something like wanting a scar
Well I could be wrong
I'm just not sure you see
I've never been in love before

Next I asked several friends of mine
If they could spare a few minutes of their time
Their looks suggested that I've lost my mind
Tell me the answer
My Lord high above
Tell me the meaning
The meaning of love

From the notes that I've made so far
Love seems something like wanting a scar
Well I could be wrong
I'm just not sure you see
I've never been in love before

The meaning of love
(tell me)
Tell me the meaning of love
(tell me)


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"The Meaning of Love" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Comment"Lucy: the only place where Depeche Mode geeks can go without being called Depeche Mode geeks. Or not . . ."
    SafeAsHouseson December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCute song =]
    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the fact that everyone has it's own look and opinion on love, but can't really explain the meaning of it.
    johndon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's general like that. I think it's about the speaker's own specific view on love; while love is presented everywhere and people assume that love is something that everyone needs, without anyone questioning it - when he asks his friends, they think he's lost his mind. The speaker can't understand why anyone would want to love, or to be in love - what's "the meaning of love", what makes it so big and wonderful and essential when he is happy without ("I've never been in love before").

    The lyrics sound sort of naive, I can't help imagining young Martin L Gore writing it - whether it's personal or not.

    i love the lines
    "from the notes that I've made so far
    love seems something like wanting a scar"
    brilliantdayson August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfake drums...yea!
    monster36604on January 20, 2009   Link

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