"I Am You" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
You have bound my heart with subtle chains
So much pleasure that it feels like pain
So entwined now that we can't shake free
I am you, and you are me

No escaping from the mess we're in
So much pleasure that it must be sin
I must live with this reality
I am yours eternally

There's no turning back
We're in this trap
No denying the facts
No, no, no
No excuses to give
I'm the one you're with
We've no alternative
No, no, no

Dark obsession in the name of love
This addiction that we're both part of
Leads us deeper into mystery
Keeps us craving endlessly

Strange compulsions that I can't control
Pure possession of my heart and soul
I must live with this reality

I am you, and you are me
I am you, and you are me
I am you, and you are me
I am you, and you are me

There's no turning back
We're in this trap
No denying the facts
No, no, no
No excuses to give
I'm the one you're with
We've no alternative
No, no, no


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"I Am You" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentIt's about experience so much love that it hurts in the very depth of your soul. Knowing you have the one thing in life that makes you complete, your other half, the one you want to share everything with. This feeling might be quite frightening, making you feel you don't deserve this greatness, awhich explain the melancholy feel to the beat and lyrics.

    Many probably interpret this song as wanting to get free from a relationship though.
    Ligufion January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a positive song, as most songs on Exciter were about love.

    It's not about fear of being with or losing someone. It's about giving yourself to the other person and being complete. He's just being clever about it.... "I must live with this reality"; "No denying the facts"... etc
    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'So much pleasure that it must be sin'
    the man is in love and love hurts
    PITONESon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this, the words almost make it seem like he's in some trap but in fact, he has giving himself over to her and is loving it. They are one.
    IndyModeon August 23, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionIt sounds like he or she lost free will along the way making it seem like he/she is in a trap that feels like sin. Making the implication of homosexuality. This song if you listen to it carefully could mean falling in a sexual obssession of some sort. Maybe the discovery sexual expression and falling in love.
    MusicInterpreteron July 03, 2010   Link

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