I could corrupt you
In a heart beat
You think your so special
Think your so sweet
What are you trying don't even tempt me
Soon you'll be crying unwishing you dreamt of be
You'll be calling out my name
When you need someone to blame

I can corrupt you
It would be easy
Watching you suffer
God, it would please me

I wanna touch you with my little finger
I know it will crush you my memory would linger
You'd be crying out in pain
Begging me to play my games

I can corrupt you
It will be ugly
They could sedate you
But what good would drugs be
I wanna touch you with my hands on your hips
It would be too much to
Place my lips on your lips
You'll be calling out my name
Begging me to play my games

Lyrics submitted by angel___dust, edited by a4301

"Corrupt" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +2
    My InterpretationPerhaps it is because I've been reading all of the BDSM interpretations of Martin's lyrics on this site but when I listen to this song I can't help hearing a whip cracking in the beginning. Then that leads my sick mind to interpret the song as Martin's response to some girl who came on to him for some D/s action where he's the Dom despite the fact the he's a sub himself. Or maybe he swings both ways, who knows.
    Carinapiron January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my new favorite Depeche Mode song. It's an interesting relationship dynamic being described. Temptation, desire, wistfulness, pride...a whole lot of emotions rolled up into one really good song.
    KatDMon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this new song, good dirty vibe!
    Concert Junkieon March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot the interlude at the end, the breakdown from "wrong" obviously drastically altered
    necrophageon April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe two "But I wanna touch you" lines are "But I wouldn't touch you"

    and "Soon, you'll be crying" is "Soon, you'd be crying"

    the protagonist is bragging that he's too much for her, and telling her to stop tempting him.
    sadchildon December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSEXY SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    teenagewifeon December 29, 2009   Link

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