I can hear your soul crying
Listen to your spirit sighing
I can feel your desperation
Emotional deprivation

Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your feelings show

Picking up the conversations
Deep in your imagination
Tune into the lonely voices
Talking of their only choices

Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your spirit grow

Step out of your cage
And onto the stage
It's time to start
Playing your part
Freedom awaits
Open the gates
Open your mind
Freedom's a state

I can taste the tears falling
The bitterness inside you calling
Yearning for a liberation
Emotional emancipation

Let yourself go
Let yourself go
Let your senses overflow

Step out of your cage
And onto the stage
It's time to start
Playing your part
Freedom awaits
Open the gates
Open your mind
Freedom's a state


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    General Comment

    i think that martin wants to say that freedom is nothing more then a state of mind and all you got to do is just LET GO, and you'll find that we're all one mind, and that there is no such thing as depression, just like there isnt such feeln as happyness. everything is like u want it to be, cuz everything can be turned around by your mind and u CAN and u SHOULD control your mind, tho moust of us dont have a clue what martin is really talking about.

    Spiralouton January 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    -Your true self is trapt inside by your own ego and you do not listen to it. Let yourself go, listen, & step out of your self-made cage. All of your suffering and problems are your creations and state of mind. Let go of your attachments to them, and be free.

    Invisicaton June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    what asong, i can't believe there's only one comment so far, this is truly one of the most underated depeche mode songs from arguably there best album. THe lyrics are brilliant, so allagorical. I love the verse "Step out of your cage And onto the stage It's time to start Playing your part Freedom awaits Open the gates Open your mind Freedom's state"

    its says to me not to hide back your talents or what you hav eto offer due to shyness, let the world know what you have to offer!

    cud also be a reference to drugs , probably not though "Open your mind Freedom's state "

    bananahammock316on April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Agree with Spiralout it's about not thinking too deep and just to go with the flow

    curbboyon August 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I really like Depeche Mode, the songs mean so much more when you really look into the lyrics. I think this song has to do with being unique despite if everyone wants you to be "normal". "Step out of your cage and onto the stage. It's time to start playing a part" and "Let your feelings show" I think that means to stop hiding who you really are, your true potential, and share what you have to say with the world. It's saying that freedom is but the will to do what you want without caring if it's "normal" or not.

    sophie1172on November 07, 2021   Link
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    My Interpretation

    To become the person you truly want to be, you must stop emotionally suppressing yourself and "let your feelings show". Emotional liberation lets us transform into our highest selves, where we are truly free and ready to deal with life's challenges.

    Typeodepecheon September 08, 2023   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    He describes the location he's at...

    "Step out of your cage And onto the stage"

    "Tune into the lonely voices Talking of their only choices"

    So it's a room full of people with a stage and a cage (cages), presumably with different slaves in each cage and the audience is choosing which slaves they'd like to see in the S&M stage show.

    He says he relates to one of the slaves in the cages... "I can hear your soul crying Listen to your spirit sighing I can feel your desperation Emotional deprivation"

    And he tells the slave who's being flogged, whipped, caned, whatever... "Let yourself go Let yourself go Let your feelings show"

    He sings to the slave released from the cage... "I can taste the tears falling The bitterness inside you calling Yearning for a liberation Emotional emancipation"

    And as the slave is being physically whipped, flogged, etc., he says.... "Let yourself go Let yourself go Let your senses overflow"

    And as the slave on the stage is bound in bondage and can't escape, he says... "Freedom awaits Open the gates Open your mind Freedom's state "

    That freedom is a state of mind, even if the slave is bound in bondage. That the physical restraints of bondage allow for the experience of a higher state of mind of freedom.

    It's an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL song for one masochist to sing to another masochist!

    MapMistresson December 04, 2009   Link

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