"The Bottom Line" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Like a cat dragged in from the rain
Who goes straight back out and do i all over again
I'll be back for more
Something that is out of our hands
Something we will never understand

It's a hidden law
The apple falls
Destiny calls
I follow you

Like a pawn on the eternal board
Who's never quite sure what he's moved towards
I walk blindly on
And heaven is in front of me
Your heaven beckons me enticingly

When I arrive it's gone
The river flows
The wise man knows
I follow you

I'm yearning I'm burning
I feel love's wheels turning
Like a moth on love's bright light
I will get burned each and every night

I'm dying to
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you

I'm yearning I'm burning
I feel love's wheels turning
Like a moth on love's bright light
I will get burned each and every night

I'm dying to(o)
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you
The sun will shine
The bottom line
I follow you


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"The Bottom Line" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentFirst, Martin's vocals are amazing on this track!! So smooth, rich, and beautiful.

    This is off of Ultra, which Depeche Mode didn't do a tour for because of Dave's heroin use and overdose. I feel like that Martin probably wrote this with that in mind. How can one be consistently drawn to something that leaves you with such terrible consequences? Cats hate water, moths die flying into flames, why keep doing those things. Sometimes we are inexplicably drawn to things only to suffer from them.

    I love that the song is vague which lets the listener add in whatever is their sinful/destructive weakness.
    sibelingon November 16, 2012   Link

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