"Higher Love" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
I can taste more than feel
This burning inside is so real
I can almost lay my hands upon
The warm glow that lingers on
Moved, lifted higher
Moved, my soul's on fire
Moved, by a higher love
I surrender all control
To the desire that consumes me whole
Leads me by the hand to infinity
Lies in wait at the heart of me
Moved, lifted higher
Moved, my soul's on fire
Moved, by a higher love
Heaven bound on the wings of love
There's so much that you can rise above
Moved, lifted higher
Moved, moved, by a higher love
By a higher love
I surrender heart and soul
Sacrificed to a higher goal
Moved, moved by a higher love
By a higher love

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"Higher Love" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +3
    General CommentA higher love, devoting your life to a purpose, a sacrifice to the greatest goal that you believe will commemorate best your martyrdom... a great song.
    Nietzsche1899on April 21, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI really don't see God, nor Jesus Christ at all in this song, but perhaps a Goddess that he is submitting to.

    "I can taste more than feel
    This burning inside is so real
    I can almost lay my hands upon
    The warm glow that lingers on"

    The warm glow that lingers on is a human Goddess. The "burning" is that Martin--the masochist--has already been tortured and is experiencing that burning sensation from being tortured and he is in full submission to his human Goddess...

    "I surrender all control"
    "I surrender heart and soul"

    And he's saying that male submission to a Dominant is a "higher love".
    MapMistresson December 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts not about finding the love of your life... but a love for anything that sets you alive in the soul.

    though it is my and my loves love song.
    wondersnuffon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA perfect song. A love so great it seems above any other love. Check out this song, you'll be happy you did. The live version is also really good
    bibis817on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsure. i agree.
    Mode000on July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs with most of the songs on SOFAD, it follows the central theme of the comparison between romantic love and religious love. If you weren't really familiar with DM songs, you could easily say that this song was about finding god or something like that. But, searching beyond the surface of the lyrics, you can see that Martin is comparing romantic love and religious love. He himself said that he sees a connection between sex and religion.
    LuvMartinGoreon April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that Martin likes to compare religious to romantic, but I do believe this song is about God the more I listen to it. Especially the part "There's so much you can rise above" which in the bible it talks about rising above sin. At least, I like to think of it that way, Martin has said he believes in God in an interview.
    IndyModeon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably one of their most powerful songs ever composed....

    has an obvious spiritual feel to it

    as a previous poster has said, this song performed live is amazing!

    IMO SOFAD is their greatest collection of songs to date
    Anderson Councilon May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentadorable.
    DeadandLovely713on June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDepeche Mode's Higher Love ain´t merely a 'pop love song' as we usually understand all pop love songs. Doesn't talk about eros-love (she-him). The song take you to a level in which all symbols are burnt out, or exist just to lead to a thought level. This state of consciousness doesn´t show -as i read- in the name of a personal god or godess. All that keeps in a platonic being-in-the-world. Instead, the song talks about the grounding of Life between the own Work. That's not a Work of the own ego; in fact, the Work needs all the ego-ism to set the ground, it need necesity to be done.

    (sorry for my precarious english..i just started to learn it)
    JimBerton March 13, 2013   Link

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