Let's have a black celebration
Black celebration
Tonight

To celebrate the fact
That we've seen the back of another black day

I look to you, how you carry on when all hope is gone
Can't you see?
Your optimistic eyes seem like paradise to someone like me
I want to take you in my arms
Forgetting all I couldn't do today

Black celebration
Black celebration
Tonight

To celebrate the fact
That we've seen the back Of another black day

I look to you and your strong belief
Me, I want relief tonight
Consolation I want so much
Want to feel your touch tonight
Take me in your arms
Forgetting all you couldn't do today

Black celebration
Black celebration
Tonight

Black celebration
(I'll drink to that)
Black celebration
Tonight

Black celebration
(I'll drink to that)
Black celebration
Tonight


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Black Celebration Lyrics as written by Martin Lee Gore

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  • +2
    General Comment

    I'll drink to Depression. This song is about nothing else than the black and unfeeling symptoms of nothingness coinciding hand in hand with unhappines.

    I love this song. I really do.

    NobodyHereon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i think its about a gothic party. depeche mode got pretty goth in the mid 80s. cant you imagine a living room full of men and women dressed heel to toe in black, having conversation, and toasting to each other? it always inspired that nice little daydream with me when i hear it.

    newwavefan28on September 14, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Martin once said it's about a day where nothing happens, a black day, a blank day... It has a sarcastic tone to it, esp. the line "I'll drink to that".

    The "a brief period of rejoicing" is producer/label manager Daniel Miller impersonating Winston Churchill... it goes along pretty well with the song.

    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'll drink to that! What's it about? Relieving your "stress" at the end of a hard day. Ah, this song's soothed many a ruffled nerve in my book.

    Helixion June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It sounds like someone who, after having a bad day, or something bad happen, is turning to his/her significant other for support and relief at the end of the day.

    Rez1on January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    If everything is black, everything is bad, and there is no hope, why not celebrate it ? "I´ll drink to that".

    JpnGhton April 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Lol, of course someone has to think the song is about sex...It's not..

    Reptilia1251on October 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    To me, this song is about celebrating the fact that you've gotten through something bad. However, it's not an entirely happy celebration because you were hurt by the events of the "black day", so it's a Black Celebration.

    xxo_cm2on December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I personally think its the one persons realization that despite the shitty life or day , there is someone there that can help them through it.

    wondersnuffon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    What about the voice sample played at the end of this track?? I think I understand a small part, saying "video washing", but it doesn't make sense. And wehre does it come from?

    Anyone got an idea?

    cylon_0_0on April 07, 2005   Link

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