"Sea Of Sin" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Sea of sin
I'm swimming in
And I'm taking a dive
My mind's in need
So my body feeds
And it keeps me alive
It gets better and better
As it gets wetter and wetter

Sea of sin
Know where you've been
But I don't care

Sea of sin
Through thick and thin
For better or worse
My mind's in need
So my body feeds
And it quenches my thirst
You look cheaper and cheaper
As we sink deeper and deeper

Sea of sin
Know where you've been
'Cause I've been there

Here under God's sky
His watchful eye
And all of the lies
My consolation prize

Sea of sin
My second skin
My home from home
When I'm in doubt
My hands reach out
And I'm never alone
It gets wetter and wetter
As it gets better and better

Sea of sin
Know where you've been
And I'm prepared
Sea of sin
Know where you've been
Yes I'm aware
Sea of sin
Know where you've been
'Cause I've been there
Sea of sin
Know where you've been
And I don't care
Sea of sin
Know where you've been
And I don't care



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"Sea of Sin" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentKnow where you've been
    And I don't care
    Sea of sin
    Know where you've been
    And I don't care

    This song is about acceptance, love and forgiveness to me
    He's aware of all that has gone down, and does not care..
    It's a beautiful song to me
    xinniefulon March 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about seeking escape from some kind of void in life in sin (sex/drugs/whatever). One of the best DM songs ever.
    janiso22on April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm reminds me of Reptile... sounds like he's sleeping with a cheap whore...
    Kaicille Erison October 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, love the above comment about cheap whore. does sound like that "Know where you've been, And I dont care". better watch out Dave for those blisters on your balls
    moobyjoeon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont think its about forgiveness, its about sex.. im pretty sure its the 1 thing all humans can agree on, sex is good. in our lowest times (cheap), i think the wetter/better lyric is self-explanatory.
    Elliott_Smith_XOon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see the Sea of Sin as all the fans willing to jump into bed with them. They leave home and there's always fans out there ready to jump in the sack.

    to moobyjoe, Dave didn't write the song. And they probably all use condoms anyway. That's a low blow.
    MapMistresson July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKaicille Eris is right it does sound alot like Reptile
    ack0m3gaon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgree with the other people, sounds pretty much like Reptile; he's sleeping with a whore to calm the tension in his mind.
    istayaliveon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about sex, and perhaps a bit about infidelity itself. "Wrong" sex is a lot hotter than anything prim and proper, and this is a theme throughout Depeche Mode songs. Instead of BDSM, this song is simply about being able to get laid on demand... the skankier the groupie, the better, as it doesn't actually matter. The band knows they are hot commodities and somewhat used themselves; who are they to judge these random skanks?
    fujikochanon July 15, 2012   Link

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