"Strangelove" as written by and Martin Gore....
There'll be times
When my crimes
Will seem almost unforgivable
I give in to sin
Because you have to make this life livable

But when you think I've had enough
From your sea of love
I'll take more than another river full
Yes, and I'll make it all worthwhile
I'll make your heart smile

Strangelove
Strange highs and strange lows
Strangelove
That's how my love goes
Strangelove
Will you give it to me?

Will you take the pain
I will give to you?
Again and again
And will you return it?

There'll be days
When I'll stray
I may appear to be
Constantly out of reach
I give in to sin
Because I like to practice what I preach

I'm not trying to say
I'll have it all my way
I'm always willing to learn
When you've got something to teach
And I'll make it all worthwhile
I'll make your heart smile

Pain, will you return it?
I'll say it again, pain
Pain, will you return it?
I'll say it again, pain

Pain, will you return it?
I'll say it again, pain
Pain, will you return it?
I won't say it again

Strangelove
Strange highs and strange lows
Strangelove
That's how my love goes
Strangelove
Will you give it to me?

Strangelove
Strange highs and strange lows
Strangelove
That's how my love goes
Strangelove
Will you give it to me?

Strangelove
Strange highs and strange lows
Strangelove
That's how my love goes
Strangelove
Will you give it to me?

I give in
Again and again
I give in
Will you give it to me?
I give in
I'll say it again
I give in
I give in
Again and again
I give in
That's how my love goes
I give in
I'll say it again
I give in
I give in


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"Strangelove" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentTo me this is a song about a relationship where the guy cheats on his girlfriend and she knows about it but still stays with him and they don’t break up even though both of them know they should. That’s why I think the title is strange love, because it is considered strange to want to be in a relationship where one of the parties is unfaithfull.

    In the first lines:
    There'll be times
    When my crimes
    Will seem almost unforgivable
    I give in to sin
    Because you have to make this life liveable

    The guy is talking about his need to cheat even though he knows its kind of wrong
    Then, he talks about how his girlfriend maybe thinks that this is the last time it will happen but he keeps on doing it again and again, and how, even though this is going on she still likes him:
    But when you think I've had enough
    From your sea of love
    I'll take more than another riverfull
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile

    In the next lines he is maybe acknowledging that this is how his behavior will always be and how he knows its painful for his girlfriend to be in a unfaithful relationship with him and that maybe she will also cheat on him one day:
    Strangelove
    Strange highs and strange lows
    Strangelove
    That's how my love goes
    Strangelove
    Will you give it to me
    Will you take the pain
    I will give to you
    Again and again
    And will you return it

    Then he is talks about how he is cheating on her some more and again how this damages the relationship:
    There'll be days
    When I'll stray
    I may appear to be
    Constantly out of reach
    I give in to sin
    Because I like to practise what I preach

    I think that the next lines maybe mean that he is willing to try to be faithfull:
    I'm not trying to say
    I'll have it all my way
    I'm always willing to learn
    When you've got something to teach
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile

    The rest of the song maybe means that his girlfriend is tired of his cheating and is also cheating on him but they remain together anyway.
    corning1111on January 02, 2006   Link

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