"One Caress" as written by and Martin Gore....
Well I'm down on my knees again
And I pray to the only one
Who has the strength
To bear the pain
To forgive all the things that I've done

Oh girl
Lead me into your darkness
When this world is trying it's hardest
To leave me unimpressed
Just one caress
From you and I'm blessed

When you think you've tried every road
Every avenue
Take one more look
At what you found old
And in it you'll find something new

Oh girl
Lead me into your darkness
When this world is trying it's hardest
To leave me unimpressed
Just one caress
From you and I'm blessed

I'm shying from the light
I always loved the night
And now you offer me eternal darkness

I have to believe that sin
Can make a better man
It's the mood that I am in
That left us back where we began

Oh girl
Lead me into your darkness
When this world is trying it's hardest
To leave me unimpressed
Just one caress
From you and I'm blessed

Oh girl
Lead me into your darkness
When this world is trying it's hardest
To leave me unimpressed
Just one caress
From you and I'm blessed


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"One Caress" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Commenthmmm . . . I listened to this song for three hours one time.
    SafeAsHouseson December 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell. I can't leave this one on suicide, so I have to say something.

    If Martin is down on his knees, praying to a woman, he's not in a church! Besides Martin's not a Catholic, thus wouldn't be a kneeler in church anyway.

    If he's kneeling before a woman and saying that only the woman has the strength to bear the pain, then it's a dom/sub situation. The kneeler, the sub, does not own his own body, the domme does. So if he's getting a whipping on his body by the domme, since his body belongs to the domme (not his) then while she whips him, she's bearing the pain.

    And he's being punished for being a dog--his sins.
    MapMistresson July 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my favorite depeche mode song sung by martin gore.. i think its pretty clear that its about a girl who keeps taking him back after he does wrong..tut tut lol
    Kempon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is not even about a girl. Its about a habit........
    Mode000on July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's too easy too see that's about death.. girl = death, the rest it's easy to understand..
    Pogo-The-Clownon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that hes about to cheat on his girlfriend.

    "I have to believe that sin
    Can make a better man
    It's the mood that I am in
    That's left us back where we began".
    alanjwerneron June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone who willingly gives into death. Seems like they had a bit of a habit and want to be lead into 'Eternal Darkness' very clever Mr Gore.
    Guided By Voiceson September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou shoud all hear it live!! it's brilliant :D
    mitten_kittenon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, what a dark, eerie, beautiful song. To me, this song is not only about death, but probably about suicide.
    LuvMartinGoreon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm going to elaborate on what this song means to me...the key to this song is the line "I have to believe that sin can make a better man". The sin that he's referring to is suicide, as I said above, since most religions classify suicide as a sin. Now, Martin isn't a religious man, but he does have an obsession with it, so he's probably familiar with the line "The wages sin pays is death", meaning that a person's sins are paid for upon death. Of course, suicide=death. So, by means of death (or suicide, the "sin"), his sins would be paid for, thereby making him "a better man".

    Again, it's just my interpretation of the lyrics. Might be right, might be wrong.
    LuvMartinGoreon August 31, 2007   Link

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