"It Doesn't Matter Two" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
As I lay here with you
The shame lies with us
We talk of love and trust
That doesn't matter

Though we may be the last in the world
We feel like pioneers
Telling hopes and fears
To one another

And oh what a feeling
Inside of me
It might last for an hour
Wounds aren't healing
Inside of me
Though it feel good now
I know it's only for now

The feeling is intense
You grip me with your eyes
And then I realize
It doesn't matter


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"It Doesn't Matter Two" as written by Anoo Finn Ananda Bhagavan Jonas Von Der Burg

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    General CommentThis song is very depressing. Instead of focusing on the joy of the moment, he's focusing on the fact that he will soon be unhappy again. I like this song because I can relate to it and have had that feeling before, but it's kind of a downer at the same time.
    IndyModeon August 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing the way it sets a mood. You actually feel like you're there having meaningless sex that leaves you feeling empty inside.
    raid357on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt' about ex-lovers who still love each other and see from time to time. They talk about love and trust maybe about their new releationships. The shame part is about how they've ruined their's with lust maybe?. they feel that not a lot of people are like them. with that special connection. "Wounds aren't healing
    Inside of me
    Though it feel good now"
    It's like some kind of therapy for them to overcome this failed releationship. And it's depressing because it works just for a an hour.
    But it doesn't matter. because they feel good. and thats all they can do now.
    looploopon January 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song.
    There was a time in my life when I was sure it was written about me.

    Martin Gore is a genius.
    mopo976on July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it wrong that I find this song uplifting?
    iandkinzelon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLol, hot. Martin describing sex, even though not exactly in a positive light, is almost unbearably sexy.
    LuvMartinGoreon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure this song describes the Very First sexual encounter of two teenagers. I can really relate to it as it reminds me of how I felt during and after my first time at age 19.
    Sozlukon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about two people that are betraying their boyfriend/girlfriend.. "As I lay here with you The shame lies with us We talk of love and trust That doesn't matter" it is that they are having a good time together, they talk about love, but it doesn't matter. how can you talk about love if you're betraying someone? They both now that it's not going to last forever, even if they want to..
    devotion46on January 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthi out there, i have some questions (because i'm not a native english-speaker)

    a) "as i lay here with you" - does that necessarily mean to have made sex with someone, or to make sex with someone, or is it also possible that it is meant to lie with someone on the couch watching tv (as teenagers sometimes do)

    b) the line "that doesn matter" - does it relate to "love and trust" - or does it relate to "we talk"?
    for me it makes really a difference. if (like it would be in the first case) the matter of fact that these people talk of love doesn't matter, the meaning of this song is a different one than if someone would speak of unimportant love.

    c) "the shame lies with us" - does it mean that they feel embarrassed or that they made something thats not moral? (or is it a question of interpreting?)

    at least i want to share my own thoughts about this song with you: for me it's also depressing, and i imagine the situation of two teenagers, who feel a deep love, and who maybe make their first sexual expieriences. But nevertheless, they know that in the most cases the "first love" is not the love that stays forever. Maybe also they know that love is just a biological thing, something that produces strong feelings, which give the impression they hold on forever - but as they reason, they notice that these feelings are illusive. and maybe they know that very often love ends with immense pain...
    olduvaion February 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think most have hit it pretty close to the mark. I believe the song is about “temporary” love. Meaning paid sexual encounter with a professional.
    1. “…it might last for an hour..” = that’s usually the length of time you pay for a professional, trust me, I know. LOL
    2. “…wounds aren’t healing inside of me..” = meaning he’s trying to do this to get away from his pain, and as someone else pointed out, it’s sad because when it’s over, you know the pain will return.
    3. “though it feels good now…I Know it’s only for NOW…” = meaning the pleasure is Temporary hence, an encounter with a hooker/prostitute, someone Temporary that will make him forget his pain/sorrow.
    I don’t think it’s an encounter between two teenagers, because it would come off more romantic. I don’t think it’s about betrayal because never in the song is there a mention of “getting away with something” or “doing something behind a true loves back”. “…The shame lies with us..” is another example. Going to a hooker/prostitute, involves shame. My opinion. Thanks.
    Socimeron May 16, 2012   Link

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