"In Your Room" as written by and Martin Gore....
In your room
Where time stands still
Or moves at your will
Will you let the morning come soon
Or will you leave me lying here
In your favourite darkness
Your favourite half-light
Your favourite consciousness
Your favourite slave
In your room
Where souls disappear
Only you exist here
Will you lead me to your armchair
Or leave me lying here
Your favourite innocence
Your favourite prize
Your favourite smile
Your favourite slave
I'm hanging on your words
Living on your breath
Feeling with your skin
Will I always be here
In your room
Your burning eyes
Cause flames to arise
Will you let the fire die down soon
Or will I always be here
Your favourite passion
Your favourite game
Your favourite mirror
Your favourite slave
I'm hanging on your words
Living on your breath
Feeling with your skin
Will I always be here



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"In Your Room" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +5
    General CommentI've tried listening for the God and heroin interpretations, and the lyrics don't support either for me. (If they're personally meaningful to you, that's still great. I find tangential meanings in all kinds of songs.)

    The most common word in the song is "your," which could be targeted at anything. The second most common is "favorite." Drugs don't play favorites. Some people feel that they are more favored or chosen in God's eyes, and those people are often scary. That option's still on the table.

    "Here" is also prominent, and with the title it's a distinct place, from which the singer can be removed or in which he can be kept. There's no agency here. He might as well have said cage instead of room. Gods don't generally keep people in rooms. They don't generally have fleshy, breathing "feeling with your skin" relationships with people. I've been kept in my room by mental illness, and some people have very physical metaphors for that sort of thing, but even my depression doesn't control whether it's night or day.

    What controls night and day is a torturer. Consensual or creepy (or both, if you're into that), these lyrics are describing the kind of very physical, very intimate control a person can exert over a prisoner. From Dominance/submission to Stockholm Syndrome, this is the obsessive monologue of someone who has only one human contact to focus on and no control. "Favorite" captures the way a captor's focused attention is interpreted as love. In a D/s game, that interpretation's probably right, but humans seem wired to believe it no matter the circumstances.

    This is actually the kinkiest mainstream song I've ever heard. It's an intimate description of an erotic act (or fantasy or abuse) that's rarely talked about.
    gementon June 03, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentCome on, this is a Depeche Mode song. Therefore, unless there is clear evidence to believe otherwise, it's about getting your end away.

    With Depeche Mode the music often tells as much of the story as the lyrics. Here the music starts softly, tentatively and ... celestially. The narrator, completely lost in a heady combination of obsession and lust begs his worldly lover for attention.

    Success! The drums kick in, describing a broad, pounding rhythm. The narrator's almost psychotic devotion to his lover reaches a level where nothing exists to him but her. She has such power over him that she can control his movements and his thoughts. She is like a drug and he is completely surrendered to her effect.

    His powerless state is a source of intense pleasure to him - as is the lovemaking which is explicitly described by the increasing volume and force of the music. We leave them to it for a minute as the music sighs, wails and pounds away. Eventually the rhythm asserts itself in a new way, and our narrator's thoughts turn to the ultimate release of his pleasure. However, so powerful is his lover in his mind that she could hold him tortured in this near-ecstatic state forever.

    She is merciful. After he has been held in this state for a while, the music explodes in a climax unmatched by anything Depeche Mode has produced before or since. No more lyrics are supplied: a long instrumental sees this song through to its conclusion.
    Antipodeanon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDo you not think it couldve been about his heroin addition?
    diamondblue1974on July 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI knew this would be my favorite DM song the first time I heard it.... It means alot to me because the only time I spend much time with my boyfriend is in his room.... it's actually the only place I've ever felt comfortable in....
    Kaicille Erison January 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo Martin Gore love, desire and religion are just three different incarnations of one underlying human need, a craving to overcome the profound loneliness of every human being.

    In this way many of his songs can be interpreted on different layers: love, sex, religion - anything that makes you feel being part of something.

    But consequently Martin goes one step further into total surrender and oblivious self-abandonment. It's the ultimate state of peace of mind that corresponds with the deathwish that's resonates in many of his songs.

    In Your Room perfectly fits into this principal theme, but does so in the most sensual way of all Mode songs.

    BTW: The live version on the SOFAD live album is the only good reason to buy this one at all. Listening to it at 3 o'clock in the morning gives me shivers down my spine and makes my skin crawl.
    licdamicon August 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSimply put, this song is about getting it on. Passionate unadulterated love making.
    leonspruceon November 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod I love this song so much... I dont know why it says that it isn't found on any albums, though. I know for a fact its on Songs of Faith and Devotion.
    lahdeefriggindaon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am here for you time does not matter only you....is it day or night I don't know...all that matters is You! Also a heavy S&M feeling to the song.

    ~In your room
    Where souls disappear
    Only you exist here
    Will you lead me to your armchair
    Or leave me lying here
    Your favourite innocence
    Your favourite prize
    Your favourite smile
    Your favourite slave~
    dissolved_girlon October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor someone (me) who doesn't get out of her room for any reason and lives all her loves, panics, despairs in the room, this song means a lot. i feel the lyrics so much. the song is really like a summary of my life...
    justinethereseon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would imagine it could be about Martins' alcohol problem, as it's Martin that writes the lyrics not Dave.
    Either way, it's a cleverly constructive song with lots of various meanings, and loads of Master/Slave/Belonging/Neediness/Wanting as typical of DM lyrics - although no mention of Knees in this one!

    SOFAD is their best album by far, and then Charlie left and they went off the rails into boring electronic music. Meanwhile he releases two Recoil albums featuring some of the best DARK Electro Rock music ever showcasing what they'd have probably ended up sounding like if they'd have continued as a single unit.

    Charlies drumming on this is amazing, really driving and sort of rattley with loads of percussiveness to it.

    I'd love to see all four of them back together and releasing an album that holds upto their previous glories? Maybe Dave and Fletch can convince Alan and Martin to work together again?
    xdvron July 25, 2005   Link

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