"The Dead Of Night" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
We're the horniest boys
With the corniest ploys
Who take the easiest girls
To our sleaziest worlds

With our lecherous plans
In our treacherous hands
You'd be wasting your time
Saying no, it's a crime

All that we live for you'll regret
All you remember we'll forget

We are the dead of night
We're in the zombie room
We're twilight's parasites
With self-inflicted wounds

We are the dead of night
We're in the zombie room
Heavenly oversights
Eating from silver spoons

With our decadent minds
And our innocent lines
You'll be playing our games
With your bodies in flames

When delirious fun
Has seriously begun
You'll be down on your knees
You'll be begging us please

All we're demanding you'll supply
All we're accused of we'll deny

We are the dead of night
We're in the zombie room
We're twilight's parasites
With self-inflicted wounds

We are the dead of night
We're in the zombie room
Heavenly oversights
Eating from silver spoons


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"The Dead of Night" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentAnother dark and twisted song,has a kinda ''Barrel Of A Gun'' feel to it. The ironic part is this is the hardest track from DM's Exciter album,but yet has no guitars in it at all.
    Gahan_Manon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA personal fave. Methinks it's about lecherous club-crawlers, but perhaps I'm wrong.
    Chloe le Fayon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about perverted men who only think about sex and taking advantage of innocent women.
    C'mon the ladies deserve better! don't they? .........
    "We're twilight's parasites"
    DMBLISSon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with DMBLISS.

    " We're the horniest boys
    With the corniest ploys
    Who take the easiest girls
    To our sleaziest worlds"

    Horny guys, corny pick up lines, take the easy girls to their parents house... where they live in the basement ;)
    ThoR294on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's probably about "teenage wildlife" xD

    A glam song for the new millenium. IMHO, it's Martin's version of "Nightclubbing" by Iggy Pop/David Bowie... It's just about going out and stuff. Nightclubbing has some dark elements to it too, such as the line "We walk like a ghost".

    Also, both have a triplet-feel to it. I think they're HEAVILY related ;)

    And yes, it has guitars on it - it's just buried under reverb and heavy distortion. Watch the live DVD to see how he plays it!!!
    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo the guy that said this song doesn't feature guitar:

    You've never even heard the song or seen them live then. Martin plays guitar throughout the entire song.
    nightmare_davidon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, no one has commented this song? Unbelievable.

    I'm not sure what its about myself, but it is an awesome song. It has such a hard, dirty sound to it. But, I think that it has to do with drugs. "Innocent lines", "silver spoons", "self-inflicted wounds" "all we're demanding you'll supply"...lots of drug references.

    And yes I know, Martin writes the songs, not Dave, but this song could be written from a fly on the wall perspective.
    LuvMartinGoreon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat an amazing song! Love the chaotic music and Dave's snarling lyrics.
    verryberrygirlon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat devilish laugh near the end of "dead of night" (at around 3:56) is the sexiest thing i have heard in my life... haha. really, though.
    7lies_x7x7againon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was under the impression this song was about somebody who has a high position of power that's a scumbag or something to that extent. Maybe somebody like a drug dealer or somebody who runs a prostitution chain? Or maybe Disney. XD
    rhithedwarfon May 13, 2007   Link

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