"Fly On The Windscreen" as written by and Martin Gore....
Death is everywhere
There are flies on the windscreen
For a start
Reminding us
We could be torn apart
Tonight

Death is everywhere
There are lambs for the slaughter
Waiting to die
And I can sense
The hours slipping by
Tonight

Come here
Kiss me
Now
Come here
Kiss me
Now

Death is everywhere
The more I look
The more I see
The more I feel
A sense of urgency
Tonight

Come here
Touch me
Kiss me
Touch me
Now
Touch me
Touch me

There are flies on the windscreen
There are lambs for the slaughter
There are flies on the windscreen

Come here
Touch me
Kiss me
Touch me
Now
Touch me
Touch me


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"Fly on the Windscreen [Death Mix]" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +2
    General CommentIn the classic DM vein of (fill in the reason) so we better get together and have sex right quick!
    Helixion June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think Death has to do anything with the song's meaning. I prefer another interpretation: you should never hasitate in the face of true love and take your chanses.
    panicaon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the above comment. We can die at any moment, so we better well make the most of tonight. Kinda a similar message as the previous song on the album.
    son_of_salmonon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Life is short, don't waste it. You and I are now together, isn't that a gift? Let's make the most out of it, while we still can... Death is unpredictable and inevitable. Let's make love, NOW!"

    Sounds like a clever "pick-up line", but I like this song very much...
    AgentOrenon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can see what you guys say about life being short and such, but I feel that the writer is so concerned with death, almost obsessed. This idea really gets to him and I feel that his only escape from this inevitable demise is the feeling he gets from love, whether it be physical or emotional.
    mpc996on March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/… predates this by twelve years.just a thought.
    laurelinwyntreon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can see that the meaning has been covered, so I'll just say that this song is sooooo coooool!
    monster36604on January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with mpc996
    Being obsessed with death and wanting to make the most of life right now.

    And like laurelinwyntre said, well, then it's probably a homage to Genesis, right? " 'Fly on a Windshield' is a song by Genesis. It is the second track from their 1974 concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway."
    The fly and the lamb together again - definitely a reference.

    Is anybody here familiar with Aeon Flux (the animation) soundtrack? When he goes "come here, touch me, kiss me, now", there's this very industrial metallic sound that reminds me a lot of the metal pipes futuristic spy music from Aeon Flux. I really like it.
    erickerickon November 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe extended version from It's Called A Heart 12" is the best, it's just so much moodier than the 'final' version that ended up on Black Celebration. Definitely one of DM's best songs imo
    ALFXon October 23, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningOMG! Has history really become lost? Has anyone bothered to look at when the song was written and released? Ummm, let's see, what else was going on in the world at the time. Come here, Touch me, Kiss me, Touch Me, Now, Touch me. The song can be generalized to death in general, however, the song was specifically written about the long forgotten (in America) AIDS. Flies on the Windscreen was meant to describe the horrible things we witnessed people going through, Death in the gay community was living driving through the country and bugs splatting on the windshield. The chorus of Come Here, Touch me, Kiss me, Touch me, Now, Touch Me was used to describe the intent of lust over riding the death around us and men still practicing unsafe sex while watching death, and because of the lack of treatment and money being spent at the time were considered, 'lambs being slaughtered' as the meek, gay community were being slaughtered by the lack of awareness and treatment. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!
    hoopeeon March 30, 2013   Link

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