"Enjoy The Silence" as written by and Martin Gore....
Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand?
Oh my little girl
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm
Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence

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"Enjoy the Silence" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +21
    General CommentI think it's about a relationship. He is saying that if we don't speak we can't hurt each other, i enjoy being with you, in your arms, and it's perfect, but don't tell me things I won't want to hear...
    klepto2000on June 08, 2002   Link
  • +15
    General CommentI think this song just expresses exactly HOW powerful words can be among people. He's saying "enjoy the silence" because once the silence is broken... You are bound to be hurt at one point or another.. Which is very true.. I'm JUST getting into Depeche Mode and I think they ROCK the house.
    maxpower114on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +11
    Song Meaningactions/behavior > verbal communication

    that's what I read from this song. Every time a boyfriend tells me he loves me for the first time, I feel like rolling my eyes and saying "well duh, you act like it" or "yeah I know, I don't need you to tell me that". Of course, I never actually say this.

    But it seems like the narrator is commenting on the triviality of words like these. He is emphasizing the power of non-verbal communication. Words don't matter -- which is why I hate it when people tell me they love me. Things like that are more effectively SHOWN than TOLD.
    leerishon September 20, 2010   Link
  • +7
    General Commentsilence is beautiful...don't screw it up with stupid meaningless words that won't get you anywhere
    amberl0396on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI've always thought that the song is referring to that very specific moment right after making love, when there are intense feelings around, and for some people (mostly men) pillow talk is not only unnecessary, but can ruin the moment. That's just my two cents.
    hestia74on March 23, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General CommentMan, I had forgotten how beautiful this song is. I always think of my gf when I hear this song. To me its not about ruining anything with words, or expecting one of us to say something wrong, or even to try to communicate better or any of that crap. When I'm just holding my gf in my arms, I have anything I need. I enjoy the silence because it helps point out a feeling I get that I can't describe with words. Any words spoken at that point would just halt my silent message of love to her......

    um, yeah, anyways.... good song! hehe
    blinkbomberon July 31, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt's about how sometimes saying the wrong thing can destroy everything,
    jimmyjango2000on April 04, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo all who say it's about eternal love or some shit -- it's not. The entire album is a walkthrough of a heroin addiction. World In My Eyes is him being introduced to it. Sweetest Perfection is his first trip, and thinking heroin is the greatest thing ever. Personal Jesus speaks of a hallucination. Halo and Enjoy the Silence are the middle and end of a trip. Policy of Truth is either him admitting his addiction or it being found out. Blue Dress is him finding alternative enjoyment in a serious relationship, and I think Clean is self-explanatory.

    It is about heroin.
    Adnuoon November 08, 2005   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningAfter the violator album was released Depeche Mode did an interview with MTV explaining the production methods and meanings of songs. In short Dave & Martin both on separate occasions said that the entire violator album was about their addiction to heroin and the struggles. I remember watching this interview because it was the day I saw my hero's exploit their weakness on live television.
    rubberjohnnyon August 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe silence brings time to a standstill, and everything is possible. Breaking the silence brings us back to reality, and the dream is broken
    madonna81on April 08, 2003   Link

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