"Home" as written by and Martin Gore....
Here is a song from the wrong side of town
Where I'm bound to the ground by the loneliest sound
And it pounds from within and is pinning me down
Here is a page from the emptiest stage
A cage or the heaviest cross ever made
A gauge of the deadliest trap ever laid
And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally I've found that I belong here
The heat and the sickliest sweet smelling sheets
That cling to the backs of my knees and my feet
Well I'm drowning in time to a desperate beat
And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally I've found that I belong
Feels like home
I should have known
From my first breath
God send the only true friend I call mine
Pretend that I'll make amends the next time
Befriend the glorious end of the line
And I thank you for bringing me here
For showing me home
For singing these tears
Finally I've found that I belong here


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"Home" as written by Roger Miller

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Chrysalis One Music

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  • +4
    General CommentAt first,I thought this song was about meeting "the one"and they were gonna take you home and take care of you.After years of listening,I'm convinced Mart wrote a little biography of Dave in this song.Ambiguous just enough,but I think it's about growing up without direction,becoming a rock star,getting caged into the lifestyle,getting hooked on heroin,the deadliest trap ever laid,despairing that death is your only true friend.Dave was having his hardest times when Mart was writing the songs for Ultra.My favorite overall DM song.
    ponyboy06on August 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMartin Gore has said this was written during a time when he was drinking too much. The song deals with coming to terms with the situation.
    sem2qon December 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"This is another religious influenced song. He's thanking Jesus for dying for humanity and our sins. So that when we die we can find that place that we can call home.
    "God send the only true friend
    I call mine
    pretend that I'll make amends
    the next time
    befriend the glorious end of the line"

    I don't think it's really a religious influenced song, or that he's talking about Jesus per se' I believe he's talking about a person or a state of mind that makes him feel like home and just thanking God for it, despite all the other crap around him as reflected in the lyrics and in refrence to the song.. hence. ..


    "Here is a page
    from the emptiest stage
    a cage or the heaviest cross ever made
    a gauge of the deadliest trap ever laid"
    bleedingloveluston August 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, after hearing this song hundreds of times in the past 16 years, I had a different understanding of it today. All of the first lines describe some kind of despair, this is clear. But the chorus is thankful for something, and that someting is acceptance of the human condition and the inevitability of death, even if that death might involve suicide - "befriend the glorious end of the line" and "make amends" the next time around. Acceptance and owning one's demons and nature and sometimes, need for finality...that's it.
    freelove4uon June 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know what the song is trully about but all I know is that it reminds me of coming down off of something. As do a lot of depeche mode songs.. they are very sexual and druggish!
    GorgeousGenevaon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about how you can't escape your roots and home will always be home
    incuon June 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Martin says "Home" I don't believe he's talking about his real, physical home. He's talking about a state of mind, a relationship or a drug (or getting off of a drug) most likely. Somebody or something makes him feel right, not a stranger.
    jokeR`afkon June 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best Martin-sung song. And definitely one of my DM favorites.
    buddha boyon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone seen the video for this song? It's pretty cool, though I don't really understand it too much...

    I'd say Home, In Your Room, and Only When I Lose Myself are DM's best videos.
    Cam-winon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe video is awesome...and when Martin sings this live...amazing, I get chills!
    deftonesgrlon May 16, 2007   Link

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