"Stripped" as written by and Martin Gore....
Come with me
Into the trees
We'll lay on the grass
And let the hours pass
Take my hand
Come back to the land
Let's get away
Just for one day
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Metropolis
Has nothing on this
You're breathing in fumes
I taste when we kiss
Take my hand
Come back to the land
Where everything's ours
For a few hours
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me hear you
Make decisions
Without your television
Let me hear you speaking
Just for me
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me hear you speaking
Just for me
Let me see you
Stripped down to the bone
Let me hear you crying
Just for me


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"Stripped" as written by Martin Lee Gore

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  • +7
    General CommentI think he wants to take his relationship, which was until now essentially just two people having fun, to a new level. Instead of the standard dinner and a movie date he wants to get emotionally naked with her, to have her expose her inner self to him and to bond and to really know her.
    jokeR`afkon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General CommentIt's not about sex or nudity. He wants to see her(?) true "self". In a media driven society everyone has faces representing the image they want the people in the different aspects of their life to see. "Leave it to Beaver" mom to the kids and nieghbors, "Ally McBeal" in the workplace, " "I Dream of Genie" in the bedroom. The "Without your television" line is saying don't show me what "Cosmo" or "The View" tells you I want to see. Show me who you are.
    Davesnothereon June 08, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think it's about that nakedness of vulnerability.
    xodon August 01, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentStripped is DM's most beautiful song. I can't believe 1/3 of the people on this page are talking about how they like some cover better... "Rammstein's version of Stripped is better because it's funny!"
    raid357on July 14, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDavesnothere and Schfifty both have it right. Humanity has a lot of social masks that we portray to people, he is saying to his partner that he wants to see her stripped of all of her societally driven masks, he wants her to be the person she truly is.

    I mean obviously to each their own, but i feel thats what he was talking about. There is too much underlying meaning in the lyrics for it to just be a simple song of lust and primal urge.
    kutarkon November 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJust want to say this song has to be one of the greatest fucking songs ever. And when I say "fucking" I mean in a car, at the shoulder of the road, at sometime past midnight.
    ezboy1000on March 18, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is really addicting...any a little eerie as well. I have an in concert version and it's creepy how quiet the crowd gets when he sings but how much they cheer before and after. By the way, Shiny Toy Guns covered this song as well and it's really, really good.
    .Three.Lefts.on November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSaturnine, thanks for mentioning 1984. Now I'm ashamed I didn't notice it myself.

    I'm not sure if you're right, but it all fits pretty well, especially "just for a day" and "for a few hours", and of course the reference to "television".

    Also "speaking just for me". In the country, they don't have to act for the screens.
    BCMMon January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor some very STRANGE reason-this song has always reminded me of Vampires. Ive always wanted to do some kind of choreographed danse under red lights while reenacting Count Dracula stalking his sleeping victim!
    Sozlukon November 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationDidn't anybody else catch the blatant Orwellian, 1984ish allusions?
    anybody24on September 27, 2010   Link

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