Laying on your holy bed by the hallowed door
Feeling like an infidel not worthy of your floor
Tempted by your innocence, beckoned to my fate
I will face the consequence, I wouldn't hesitate

I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins
Passion flaming in my heart
Heavenly surrender once again, yeah

Shackled like an animal, chained to my desires
Just another sacrifice to love's eternal pyres
Tame me with your tenderness and break my brittle heart
Easily and elegantly tear my world apart

I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins
Passion flaming in my heart
Heavenly surrender once again, yeah

We're living in a world full of illusion
Everything is so unreal
My mind is in a state of confusion
But I can't deny the way I feel

I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins
Passion flaming in my heart
Heavenly surrender once again, yeah
I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins
Passion flaming in my heart
Heavenly surrender once again, yeah

I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins, yeah
I'm a man of flesh and bone
Rapture rushing through my veins, yeah


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    Another song of Martin in bondage. "Shackled like an animal" "Laying on your holy bed by the hallowed door Feeling like an infidel Not worthy of your call"

    And once again, he surrenders control to another Dominant. "I'm a man of flesh and bone Rapture Rushing through my veins Passion Flaming In my heart Heavenly surrender once again Yeah"

    MapMistresson December 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
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    i absolutely love this song ...depeche mode is the BEST!

    Maerajon December 24, 2004   Link
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    i can't belive im the only person to comment on this song!

    Maerajon September 18, 2005   Link
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    excellent non album track. along with my joy and sea of sin, i hope they release a b side cd, because they're just as good. thanks DM!! think hes talking about falling in love and feeling the less of the two? giving in to temptation

    Elliott_Smith_XOon July 24, 2006   Link
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    Amazing songs (of "new" DM). Make sure you hear backstage version performed by Martin youtube.com/watch (or search youtube)

    chp101on July 25, 2007   Link
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    This song is gorgeous, and it sounds great sung by Dave, but Martin's version on the Exciter Live In Paris dvd (it's an easter egg), where he's singing it backstage, is truly stunning.

    LuvMartinGoreon February 18, 2008   Link
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    Lyric Correction

    Actually it should be:

    "Feeling like an infidel Not worthy of your floor Tempted by your innocence Beckoned to my fate I will face the consequence I wouldn't hesitate"

    On the versions that Martin sings those are the lyrics.

    Carinapiron February 09, 2010   Link

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