"It Doesn't Matter" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
I am happy
That I have you
Even though you're not here now
I know somewhere
You are dreaming
Though it's definitely not of me

It doesn't matter
If this all shatters
Nothing lasts forever
But I'm praying
That we're staying
Together

I am warmed by
Your friendship
Even when you're far away
And I'm happy
In the knowledge
We may never see the day

When I kiss you
And you kiss me
Don't pretend you miss me
The worst kind
Of diseased mind
Is one filled with jealousy

If we should meet again
Don't try to solve the puzzle
Just lay down next to me
And please don't move a muscle

I will thank you
Most of all for
The respect you have for me
I'm embarrassed
It overwhelms me
Because I don't deserve any

It doesn't matter
If this all shatters
Nothing lasts forever
But I'm praying
That we're staying
Together


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"It Doesn't Matter" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is one of those songs that just hits you. i really relate to this one. it's about two people who were in love, they broke up, one moved on and is with someone else, and the other person hasn't moved on. they're still friends, and they might be together again someday. even if they do get back together, the speaker knows that it may not work out...maybe because the two don't know went wrong in the first place.

    "If we should meet again
    Don't try to solve the puzzle
    Just lay down next to me
    And please don't move a muscle"

    that's the only way for them to be together. don't think, just be.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon September 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso...even though you can't have this person in a relationship, or the way you want it too. You're still happy that you have that person in your life.
    goinghometimeon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with goinghometime, but I also see it in this way. I see it as a possible no-strings attatched affair, with the two people also happening to be friends. He wants her, but knows that it isn't him that she truly loves.He knows that he will never completely have her, that she will never be his alone, and that it could end. But, he values having her as a friend, so he tells her that even if the affair between them ends, he still wants to remain as her friend.

    This is a truly beautiful song...Martin's voice is so pure and clear. Flawless.
    LuvMartinGoreon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWanting someone fully with no disregards and complications...but you can't...You look back at your memories you've had with that person and you can only rely with those memories. YOu and that person have had a past, but it can no longer go more than that. You want the person, but you're not sure if can ever do it.
    goinghometimeon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about an unconditional love, like what the others have said... the trance that you have from the past love/feeling... sad and happy at the same time... nice music from M.L. Gore...
    unexplained28on April 09, 2007   Link

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