"World Full Of Nothing" as written by and Martin Gore....
Skin on skin
Tears are falling
Tears of joy
Her first boy
His first girl
Makes a change

In a world full of nothing
Though it's not love
It means something

She's lonely
And he says
It's for her only
That he lusts
She doesn't trust him
Nothing is true
But he will do

In a world full of nothing
Though it's not love
It means something

It's not easy to slip away
And believe it all

Though it's not love
It means something

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"World Full of Nothing" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentI love this song - served me well during many steamy sessions in my car in high school. Anyway, there really isn't anything sweet about this song. It is rather sad.

    Sure, the song has a maudlin element to it - but it is ultimately sad. It is about the lack of meaning in ones first sexual encounter. The lyric, "though it's not love it means something" is insincere. The narrator doesn't really believe it means "something".

    Instead the narrator states, "it's easy to slip away and believe it all". The narrator is speaking to themself - trying to convince themself that the encounter meant "something". In reality it meant nothing.

    Sad, empty song. Not sweet. Yet brilliant DM.
    ezboy1000on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it speaks of how we live in a world where people hardly get their fills, often left in the world wondering about what it all means, looking for meaning in a cruel place, it's about finding solace, even if it's not the real thing, the need to find comfort somehow, will lead in believing illusions, settling for some other substitute for love, because it offers a little meaning to life,
    that might be a fruit of naivité but still can take some place, and help you get by this world full of nothing.
    naivadaon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a sweet simple song. It best describes any first sexual encounter. Even though the person you lost your virginity to may not be your soulmate. Everyone remembers them.
    cactusdaveon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song.
    SweetHeartDealeron November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it's about the first "sexual encounter," and that you get carried away and later realize its true worth, or lack thereof. It reminds me of my first serious SERIOUS relationship, though we didn't have sex or anything (I was 14/15 and it was a year ago). The serious tone of the song also reminds me of how the relationship was so serious, we hardly ever laughed and often "bonded" (not in a dirty sense) in private by just quietly holding hands or whatnot. We were both "lonely" as the song states, there was the "lust" as the song states, and MAN did I slip away and believe it all... I also feel that I can relate to the slight hint of regret in the song as well, though mine is less subtle. Black Celebration is by far DM's best album to date.
    AnnieLennox1954on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAfter years of listening... thousands of plays it hits me because I bi-passed the lyrics, because I wasn't mature enough? The feeling is still there... and it scratches through nostalgia. Its simplicity it's rather put well. I agree with everyone here about "first sexual encounter". It is an empty, bitter, hollow... magnificent feeling.

    "Though it's not love, it means something"

    Great line. I will always remember the first person and there is nothing I can do about it, although in my case it never meant anything.
    Mode000on August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think must of us can relate to this song!
    molshon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow! This song is SO TRUE! At least for me. I think this song isnt just about sex as must as it is about romance. The chorus line really says it all: your first lover/bf/gf is almost Never your 'soulmate' but you never forget that person. When I was with my first gf I knew I wasnt really ready for a serious relationship yet she seemed so right for me. I told her I loved her, I meant it, but she new even then that is was only the heat of the moment.
    Sozlukon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt means something

    of course it does

    If you remember it
    it means something

    I don't think it is so sad

    I think its ... different

    Shes bitter, can't trust him, doesnt want to believe him
    He'll do anything he can to show her that he'll always love her

    Maybe he wotn. after all, 'Ots not love'

    Buit he doesnt know that

    he think it is, he thinks its forever#and isnt that good enough?

    and its easy to slip away and belive it all

    shes giving up, she going to trust him. i cant see the sadness. I think theres hope in thid song.
    _Asphyxiated_on February 16, 2008   Link

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