Daily Archives: November 17, 2012

Radio XI, side A, track 10: “Strangelove” by Depeche Mode

Oh, Depeche Mode, you’ll always have a special place in my heart because you have such a special sound.  I’m not one to play favorites, but I’d have to say that you’re one of my favorite bands ever.  There are those bands that have a certain sound that whenever you hear them they take you to a different place, take you to a different emotional level, and that’s what you guys do whenever I hear your music.  It’s this combination of sensitive pop music blended with a powerful, aggressive beat all mixed in with unapologetic lyrics.  It’s a combination that you can only find with eighties pop bands, evincing this feeling that you’re listening to music that’s somehow from the future or from outer space or from both.  If we ever make first contact with an alien world and we check out their spaceship to see what tunes they were listening to on their way here, if the NASA techs discover a tape deck and a Depeche Mode cassette, I for one will not be surprised and will happily welcome our alien overlords.

“Strangelove”

There’ll be times
 
When my crimes

Will seem almost unforgivable
I give in

To sin
Because you have to make this life liveable
But when you think I’ve had enough from your sea of love
I’ll take more than another riverful
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 tryin’ to say I’ll have it all my way
I’m always willing to learn when you’ve got something to teach
Oh, 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

<awesome Depeche Mode jam>

I’ll give in

Again and again
I’ll give in

Will you give it to me
I’ll give in

I’ll say it again
I’ll give in

I’ll give in

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