"Blue Dress" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Put it on
And don't say a word
Put it on
The one that I prefer
Put it on
And stand before my eyes
Put it on
Please don't question why
Can you believe
Something so simple
Something so trivial
Makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me
Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn
Put it on
I can feel so much
Put it on
I don't need to touch
Put it on
Here before my eyes
Put it on
Because you realise
And you believe
Something so worthless
Serves a purpose
It makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me
Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn



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"Blue Dress" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentThis song can have different meanings, depending on your point of view. To me is telling a lady that she doesn't need any make-up, she doesn't need expensive jewelry, and that she doesn't need anything special to make a man quiver and desire her. All you need is that blue dress, which represents being yourself, come as you are, all natural, because that's all I need to please me. In other words don't overlook the simple and small things!
    Sometimes what seems worthless can turn out to be wonderful.
    DMBLISSon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentholy shit, you people WAY overanalyze things. can we just not assume everything Martin writes about is heroin? he wasn't the one doing it anyway.

    like demona333 said, he just likes the way she looks in a certain dress.
    Mode_Chickon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"blue dress" is a metaphor for the "little things" that people sometimes overlook or neglect to do. People are too wrapped up in getting their significant others that something special that will dazzle them but when it comes down to it- what do you love and remember about a person- their smile, their corkiness (i hope i spell that right), them tying your shoestring, the little things that isn't much but its special to you....and when you learn this you'll know what makes the world turn
    airportleon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a man taking pleasure in the control of a woman. The words are not romantic or in any way concerned with love. The man doesn't take pleasure from the image of a beautiful woman in a blue dress, but in the power he has to make her 'put it on'.

    He describes the blue dress as 'something so simple, something so trivial, something so worthless, that serves a purpose' yet

    I can feel so much
    Put it on
    I don't need to touch

    What he is feeling is power over someone, which is the essence is sexual pleasure (according to him) and this gives the final lines a clear meaning

    Say you believe
    Just how easy
    It is to please me
    Because when you learn
    You'll know what makes the world turn
    ross919295on December 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI personally am under the impression that this song is about how wants and desires reign people's lives, and on a larger scale, the world. Key lines being, "Because when you learn, You'll know what makes the world turn".
    Misty_Staron June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song. Its very soft, and dreamy. I like it!
    Ratgirlon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe doesn't want to rule the world misty, he's saying little things-- like the way a woman looks in a certain dress--is what makes everything worth it.
    demona333on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song is about the ladies and how they don't even know! They are hot!
    dude2003on May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the "what makes the world turn" line is referring to sex. hey, how do you think you got here?
    bibis817on November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a fetish--it's putting on that specific blue dress that makes him a "happy man." When the person wearing it understands its role in his sexual fantasy, they're on the way to knowing "what makes the world turn" . . . not just sex, but desire. This is a soft, sweet, kinky little song.
    truebluestockingson December 09, 2004   Link

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