"Jezebel" as written by and Martin Gore....
They call you Jezebel
Whenever we walk in
You're going straight to hell
For wanton acts of sin, they say
And that I'll have to pay
But I need you just this way

They call you Jezebel
For what you like to wear
You're morally unwell
They say you never care for me
But what the fail to see is that your games are the key

Open their eyes to the beauty
Open their hearts to the fun
Open their minds to the idea that you don't own someone

They call you Jezebel
Whenever men walk by
They say that they can tell
The longing in your eyes is real
And how you really feel
But they can't see your appeal


Lyrics submitted by Toz428, edited by RDTX14

"Jezebel" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentThis song immediately grabbed me when I first heard the album. Gore should've done a couple of more solo songs like this one in the album. His voice is sublime.

    The song can be a bit ambiguous where it can be about this man that only sees the beautiful qualities in this prostitute or simply a woman who has a notorious reputation.
    xcentricon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgores voice is so, im not sure how to describe it, he can really sell a song<<<----think sweetest perfection
    necrophageon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningGreat Song!! And Remember--Jezebel is the name of an evil Queen from the Bible, who (gasp!) wore make-up and was looked at as a kind of harlot.
    dogmanstaron August 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJezebel is woman from the bible. i believe she was taken as a demon by corrupting hebrews to adore other idols. Also because of her sexual ways to manipulate people, was gaven to her a prostitute reputation even though she was a queen. She died in disgrace and in public.

    Its about a guy that adores this prostitute, cause he sort of feels identified with her, in a profane way. The fact that he cant have her is comparable with what he says about her: you dont own some-one. And when he mentions that they cant see her appeal, he believes he is the only one to do it. She is not ashamed of what she is.
    makoslaon February 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShould be "wanton" acts of sin. Please, let's not dumb down Martin Gore. It's straight off the Depeche Mode website.
    RDTX14on January 30, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionThe darkest song on the album. Very good one.
    Indrionason April 25, 2009   Link

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