"One Caress" as written by and Martin Gore....
Well, I'm down on my knees again
And I pray to the only one
Who has the strength
To bear the pain
To forgive all the things that I've done

[Chorus]
Oh girl
Lead me into your darkness
When this world is trying it's hardest
To leave me unimpressed
Just one caress
From you and I'm blessed

When you think you've tried every road
Every avenue
Take one more look
At what you found old
And in it you'll find something new

[Chorus]

I'm shying from the light
I always loved the night
And now you offer me eternal darkness

I have to believe that sin
Can make a better man
It's the mood that I am in
That's left us back where we began

[Chorus x 2]


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"One Caress" as written by Martin Gore

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    My InterpretationHi,
    as already mentioned I think this song is about depressions, taking drugs, addiction and thinking about suicide and death.

    1. stanza:
    resignation, depression (down on my knees) - he wants to ease the pain and find remedy by taking drugs (to bear the pain)

    Refrain:

    Girl = Drug

    Many drugs have female names in the scene:

    Cannabis - Mary Jane
    Methamphetamine - Tina, Crystal
    MDMA - Molly
    Salvia - Sally D, Maria Pastora
    LSD - Lucy
    Cocaine - Snow White
    Methcathinone - Cat
    Dieacetylemorphine - Heroin (female hero?)
    PCP - Angel, Angel Dust
    5-MEO-DiPT - Foxy, Foxy Moxy
    Oxycontin - Roxy, Roxies
    Adderal/Dextroamphetamine - Addy
    Atropa Belladonna - Belladonna
    Qualudes - Mandy, Mandies
    Ketamine - Kitty

    every time he takes drugs he feels better (Just one caress
    From you and I'm blessed)

    2. stanza:
    things seem to lose their cruelty and by taking more and different drugs he can make is last (When you think you've tried every road
    Every avenue
    Take one more look
    At what you found old
    And in it you'll find something new)

    3. stanza
    loves his addiction - in his eyes the only way to become " a better man"
    considers to overdose (eternal darkness) and die

    Love that song
    raeubertochtaon January 25, 2017   Link

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