"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 CommentI would hope that all you Depeche Mode fans out there are more deeper than to think the song is about sex or a gay relationship. The writer is just talking about being real in their relationship with their partner. In a relationship, even though you may love someone and want the best for them, and do your best not to sin against them, you are never going to be perfect. That's what the writer is saying. They will try not to sin, but have a full understanding that they will fall into sin because they are human. So, this guy is trying to explain this to their partner and hoping that their partner will understand not to take it personally when he sins but to realize that he is not perfect. At the same time, he understands she is not perfect either. But telling her to give the pain back, he is just telling her that it's okay not to be perfect. But is encouraging her to remain open and be herself and not be afraid to hurt him. And it's not about being unfaithful only, it could be any kind of emotional pain because in the end, that's the most painful pain out there. Why the title Strangelove? It is strange for people in this world nowadays to have that kind of openness in a relationship where they are not afraid to be imperfect and welcome each other's imperfection.
    jlsaldanaon June 27, 2007   Link

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