I could corrupt you in a heartbeat
You think you're so special
Think you're so sweet

What are you trying?
Oh don't even tempt me
Soon you'd be crying
I wish you'd trapped me

You'd be calling out my name

When you need someone to blame

I could corrupt you
It will be easy
Watching you suffer
Girl, it will 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 could corrupt you
It would be ugly
They could sedate you
But what good would drugs be?

But I wouldn't touch you
Put my hands on your hips
It would be too much to
Place my lips on your lips

You'd be calling out my name

Begging me to play my games

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    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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