The Song Stuck In My Head??? “I Need To Be Cleansed… It’s Time To Make Amends… For All Of The Fun… The Damage Is Done…” –DEPECHE MODE’s “TO HAVE And TO HOLD” (1987)

“…I Feel Diseased

I’m Down On My Knees

I Need Forgiveness

Someone To Bear Witness

To The Goodness Within

Beneath The Sin

Although I May Flirt

With All Kinds Of Dirt

To The Point Of Disease

I Want Release

All This Decay

Take It Away

And Somewhere

There’s Someone Who Cares

With A Heart Of Gold

TO HAVE And TO HOLD.”

Music For The Masses (1987) (via Amazon.com)

TO HAVE And TO HOLDIs Off DEPECHE MODE‘s 1987 AlbumMUSIC For The MASSES!!!

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I Have Mentioned This Song…

TO HAVE And TO HOLD

by DEPECHE MODE

…Before, But I Honestly Didn’t Tell You WHY It’s Important To Me.

It’s Pretty Easy To See Why This Song Is Stuck In My Head.

Right???

Yes, It’s A Personal Favorite.

Yes, It’s (admittedly) NOT Everyone’s Cup’O’Tea.

It’s Slow.

It’s Quirky.

It’s Dark.

BUT…

…It’s Also Amazingly Beautiful…

…And Brilliant…

…And Simple…

…And Profound.

It’s A Song That Has Stayed Close To My Heart Seemingly Forever.

Since I Was A Teenager, Anyway.

I Know All The Words By Heart AND By Head.

During My Roughest Patches, This Song Was A Savior.

It ALWAYS Said What I Couldn’t.

I Listened To It Over AND Over.

I Did.

Hell, I Did Right Before I Decided To Write About It.

Yeah, I Can Be A “Moody Bitch”…

…And This Song Helps Carry Me Through All Of It.

It’s One Of Those Songs That Brings A Mental AND Emotional Change.

It Does.

It Carries Me, At Times.

And, I Always Come Out On The Other Side.

Usually Damaged.

But, Always Still Alive.

I’d Say That’s Good Enough.

This Song…

TO HAVE And TO HOLD

by DEPECHE MODE

…Has, At Times, Kept Me Alive.

It Expresses Itself Sooo Much.

So Much So, In Fact, It Takes Care Of A LOT Of MY Expressing.

It’s So Much Easier To Calm Down When You Have A Song That Feels So Deeply.

You Become Helpless In Its Grasp.

You Get Lost For A Moment.

Just Long Enough To Calm Your Ass Down, Ya Know?!

It Rarely Fails.

Don’t Worry, My Peeps, It’s VERY Safe To ENJOY The Song.

Just Be Careful Where You Sing It Out-Loud.

Other People Will Always Give You That Look As If You’ve Got Some Serious Problems.

Pfft.

What Do They Know, Anyway?!

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Tell Me What You Think: “Can You Feel A Little Love?…” –DEPECHE MODE’s “Dream On” (2001)

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“…As Your Bony Fingers Close Around Me

Long And Spindly

Death Becomes Me

Heaven Can You See What I See?…”

“…Hey, You Pale And Sickly Child

Youre Death And Living Reconciled

Been Walking Home A Crooked Mile…”

“…Paying Debt To Karma

You Party For A Living

What You Take Won’t Kill You

But, Careful What You’re Giving…”

“…MMHMM…”

“…Theres No Time For Hesitating

Pain Is Ready

Pain Is Waiting

Primed To Do Its Educating…”

“…Unwanted, Uninvited Kin

It Creeps Beneath Your Crawling Skin

It Lives Without

It Lives Within You…”

“…Feel The Fever Coming

You’re Shaking And Twitching

You Can Scratch All Over

But, That Wont Stop You Itching…”

“…Can You Feel A Little Love?

Can You Feel A Little Love?

DREAM ON

DREAM ON. …”

Exciter (album) (via Wikipedia)

DREAM ON Is, By Far, The Most Popular Jam From DEPECHE MODEs Amazing 2001 Album, “EXCITER!!!

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This Is A Hard Jam To Beat, My Peeps.

DREAM ON

Is One Of The Best Songs, Period, From My UltraFavorite Band

DEPECHE MODE

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The Lyrics?

BRILLIANT.

The Backing Music And Overall Sound?

QUIRKYAssBRILLIANT.

The Melody And Flow?

Did I Already Use QUIRKYAssBRILLIANT?!

MKay.

How About EVENMOREQUIRKYAssBRILLIANTerer?!

Awesome!!

Im Rollin With It, Then!!!

Can Anyone Really Ask For More From Their Tunage?

NOT. AT. ALL.

Give It A Go, Kiddies.

Tell Me What YOU Think.

Im Damned Curious, To Say The Least.

DEPECHE MODE Are Known For Telling YOU To ENJOY The SILENCE“…

But, In This Instance, Im Honestly Hoping For YOUR Words!!!

ENJOY YOUR DAY, Fo SHO!!!

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An Amazing Song That’s Eating Me Alive: “JEZEBEL (Unplugged)” by 10,000 MANIACS (1993)

“…I Know Your Feelings Are Tender

I Know Inside You The Embers Still Glow

But I’m A Shadow

I’m Only A Bed Of Blackened Coal

And Call Myself JEZEBEL

For Wanting To Leave…”

"JEZEBEL" Is My All-Time Favorite Jam From The Band 10,000 MANIACS Off Of Their 1993 "10,000 MANIACS: MTV UNPLUGGED" Album !!!

JEZEBELIs My All-Time Favorite Jam From The Band 10,000 MANIACS Off Of Their 199310,000 MANIACS: MTV UNPLUGGEDAlbum !!!

“…I’m Not Saying I’m Replacing Love With Some Other Word

To Describe The Sacred Tie That Bound

Me To You

I’m Just Saying We’ve Mistaken One For Thousands Of Words

And For That Mistake

I’ve Caused You Such Pain

That I Damn That Word

I’ve No More Ways To Hide

That I’m A Desolate And Empty, Hollow Place Inside. …”

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What More Is there To Say About This Song…

JEZEBEL

by 10,000 MANIACS

…That The Lyrics Don’t Already Say?

It’s A Pretty Powerful Jam, My Peeps.

The Melody And Rhythm Are Pleasant…

…Yes…

…But It’s The Lyrics That Will Get Ya.

Until A Few Weeks Ago, I Hadn’t Heard This Song In A Few Years.

Upon Hearing It Again, I Almost Cried.

It Really Hit Me Hard.

And Then, Most Recently, It’s Really Been Stuck With Me.

But That’s More A Testament As To Just How Powerful A Jam It Truly Is.

I Think If I Keep Talking About It, I Could End-Up Taking Away From What I’m Trying To Convey.

So I Think I’ll Just Shut-Up.

I’ll Shut-Up And Let The Song Speak For Itself.

I Sincerely Hope You Dig It’s Jive, My Peeps.

I Sincerely Do.

This Is One Of My Favorite Songs Ever.

And It’s A Song That Deserves To Be Heard, Fo SHO Fo SHO, Kiddies.

Fo SHO Fo SHO, Indeed.

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An Amazing Song That’s Eating Me Alive: “HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING” by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (2003)

HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING Is Off Of The ALLMAN BROTHERS BANDs Amazing 2003 AlbumHITTIN’ THE NOTE!!!

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You’re The Life Of The Party…

…Everybody’s Host…

…Still You Need…

..Somewhere You Can Hide…

…All Your Good Time Friends…

…And Your Fair-Weather His-Beens…

…Lord Knows, Are Just Along For The Ride…

… … …
… … …

…You Think You’re A Survivor…

…But Boy, You’d Better Think Twice…

…No One Rides For Nothin’…

…So, Step-Up And Pay The Price…

… … …
… … …

…It’s The High Cost…

…Of Low Livin’…

…Ain’t It High Time…

…You Turn Yourself Around…

…Yeah, The High Cost…

…Of Low Livin’…

…It’s Bound To Put You Six-Feet In The Ground. …

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Honestly…

…I Don’t Think Much Has To Be Said About This Song…

HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Other Than It’s An EXCEPTIONAL Jam.

Period.

Upon First Hearing This Album…

HITTIN’ THE NOTE

…In 2003…

…I Was Totally Blown Away.

I Still Say It’s Arguably In The Top 5 BEST ALBUMS Of This, The 21ST Century.

Period Period.

Each And Every Song Is Brought To Life With Pain-Staking Love And Attention.

The Lyrics Are Crushingly Amazing…

…And The Backing Music Is Right On-Par With Said Lyrics.

Talk About An Exceptionally Personal Ride We’re Being Treated To, Here.

You’ve Gotta Love It When An Artist Reaches Deep Down Inside Themselves And Then Brings Something, Like This Song, Out Into The World For All Of Us.

Love It.

Simply Love It.

You Should Give It A Listen.

I Think It’s One Of Those Jams That Should Be Heard By So Many More People.

It Totally Fell Under The Radar Of Most Folks…

…And That’s Just A Damned Shame.

The Whole Album Is Like This.

Such Personal Details.

Details About A Life Spent In Such A Manner That The Person Is Lucky To Still Be Alive.

I Get All Goose-Bumpy When I Hear Songs Like This One.

To Me…

…It’s THAT GREAT Of A Jam…

…As Are The Rest Of The Jams On This Album.

You Should Check-It-Out Sometime, My Peeps.

Like It Or Hate It…

…It’s An Easy Album To Appreciate, And That’s Fo SHO.

It’s Worth It.

Period Period Period.

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“…Ask Me What I Want… Easy That’s Just More… How Long Will I Wait For You… Twice As Long As I Did Before…” –DAVE GAHAN (“Dirty Sticky Floors” (2003))

“…Standing In The Freezing Snow

Maybe You Left

I Just Don’t Know

I’ll Soon Be Lying On My Own

On Some DIRTY STICKY FLOOR. …”

DIRTY STICKY FLOORSIs The Lead Track On DAVE GAHAN‘s 2003 Debut Solo AlbumPAPER MONSTERS!!!

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First-Off…

…I’m Am HUGELY IN LOVE With…

DIRTY STICKY FLOORS

by DAVE GAHAN

(aka "The Front-Man For DEPECHE MODE")

…And I Have No Issues With Showing It!!!

It’s A Phenomenal Little Number…

…And A Helluva Solo Debut Song!!!

It’s Exceptionally Memorable To Me For A Lot Of Reasons…

…Some Of Which I Can’t Touch-Upon Simply Because I Don’t Know How I’d Put It Into Words.

When This Album Debuted In 2003…

…Sheesh…

…What Can I Say?!?

2003 Was A Wildly Wild Wild WILD Year In My World.

And That’s Putting It Mildly Mild Mild MILD.

No Foolies, My Peeps.

2003 Saw An Ending To A Great Many Things For Me.

It Also Bore Some Of The Greatest Experiences Of My Meager Existence.

It’s Just So Personal.

I’m Struggling To Be Ambiguous…

…And Whishy-Washy…

…And Fog’ishly Foggy.

Relationship Bridges Burned.

Professional Bridges Burned.

I Blew Up The Friggin’ Engine In My Car.

But Only AFTER I’d Driven To Florida And Back With My Best Friend.

In Fact…

…He Was With Me When I Blew-Up The Engine A Few Weeks Later.

BUT…

…Getting To My Point…

…2003 Was The Year Of The Parties.

I Awoke Upon A Few Floors That Year.

But That Was Usually Because The Bed And Couch Was Already Occupied By Someone Worse-Off Than Myself.

So I Personally Justified Sleeping On The Floor…

…At Least…

…To Myself.

Before I Was A Hermit…

…I Was…

…Hmm…

…Very Much NOT A Hermit?

We’ll Go With “Very Much NOT A Hermit” In This Situation.

In Fact…

…I Was Your Classic…

…”Couch Cruiser”…

…Fo SHO.

But…

…Occasionally…

…The Floor Was Where I Found Myself In The Morning.

Though, I Only Recall One That Was Sticky.

The Rest Were All…

…Hmm…

…Linty?!

Goin’ With “Linty” Here.

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Well Not Everyone Had A Floor Upon Which There Was Potential For “Stickiness” And Such.

Most People Still Had Carpet Everywhere.

Some Even In The Head!

(Read "The Head" As "The Bathroom" In This Instance.)

Sheesh.

I’m Just Glad To Know I Wasn’t The Only One Going Through Some Of What I Was Going Through.

It Sure Didn’t Feel That Way Then…

…BUT…

…In Retrospect…

…I Think There Were Plenty Of Other Peeps Going Through The Bulk Of It All With Me.

Those People Are All Gone Now.

Save My Best Friend.

And He Just Doesn’t Live ’round Here, Anymore.

Probably A Smart Move On His Part, Fo SHO.

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DIRTY STICKY FLOORS

…Is An Homage To A Party-Past.

I Know Dear Ole…

DAVE GAHAN

…Is A Former Party PROFESSIONAL, And HOW!

So I’m Very Proud Of Him For Writing This One.

It Offers-Up A Glimpse Into Something Most People Would Just Rather Forget.

It Makes Me Smile For That Very Reason.

And For A Few Others, Fo SHO.

But That’s A Whole Other Bloggin’ing I’ll Have To Work-On At Some Point.

For Now…

…I’ll Just Leave You With Your Thoughts…

…And…

DIRTY STICKY FLOORS

!!! !!!! !!!

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Why Can’t I Stop Listening To -“I AM…I SAID” by NEIL DIAMOND (1971)- ???

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“…But I’ve Got An Emptiness Deep Inside

And I’ve Tried

But It Won’t Let Me Go

And I’m Not A Man Who Likes To Swear

But I Never Cared For The Sound Of Being Alone…”

… …

Neil Diamond

… …

“…I Am, I Said

To No One There

And No One Heard At All

Not Even The Chair

I Am, I Cried

I Am, Said I

And I Am Lost

And I Can’t Even Say Why. …”

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Yeah.

It’s Turned Into One Of THOSE Nights.

Restless.

Sleepless.

Depressingly Depressing.

I Mean, Come On…

…When Do YOU Break-Out The Ole…

NEIL DIAMOND

?!?!?

This Is The Only Song Of His On My Player…

…And I Never Listen To It…

…Unless I’m Having A Little Personal Pity Party For Me, Personally.

I Love This Song.

I AM…I SAID

…Has Always Been My Favorite Track Of His.

Period.

The Lyrics Always Spoke To Me A Tad.

Guess I’ve Been Kinda Depressing.

But When I Get The Blues…

…I Tend To Listen To Sad Songs.

What?!

You Do It, Also!!!

You KNOW You Do!!!

Don’t You Dare Try And Lie To Me!!!

Sheesh.

Some Peeps, Eh?!

(*shakes head in a disappointing manner*)

Now I Suppose I’m Gonna Be Taking Shit From You Just Because I Broke-Down And Broke-Out Ole NEAL, Eh?!

Typical.

He Has That Effect On Some Peeps, My Peeps.

I Suppose I Can’t Hold It Against You.

I Could TRY To Do So…

…But Doubt I’d Get Very Far With it.

So I’ll Just Shut-Up.

It’s Not Something I Do Easily.

Well…

…Unless I’m Around People I Don’t Know, Nor Want To Speak With.

In Moments Of That Type…

…I’m Like A Younger, Taller,ย  Better-Looking Version Of…

CALVIN COOLIDGE

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If You Get That Quip…

…I’m Proud Of You For Paying Attention In Class.

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If You Didn’t Get It…

…Hmm…

…You Probably Just Didn’t Give A Shit In The First Place.

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See!

Come In Here To Vent With Y’all A Touch…

…And BLAMMO…

…I Crack A Smile In The Really Real World!

This Is The Really Real World, Isn’t It?!

This Isn’t Russia, Is It?

Is This Russia?!

This Isn’t Russia.

Glad We Got That Straight.

Was Worried For A Minute…

…Or Two…

…Or The Last Two-Hours.

Or Whatever.

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Maybe I Should Try Laying Down Again?

Ya Think?!

Alright, Kids.

I’m Takin’ Your Advice.

Just Don’t Wake Me Until The Sun’s Up.

Fat Chance, But I Can Hope…

Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

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“…I Walked Around My Room… …Not Thinking… …Just Sinking In This Box…” –OUR LADY PEACE (“4AM” (1997))

I Blame Myself

For Being Too Much

Like Somebody Else

I Never Thought

I Would Just Bend This Way

Then A Phone Call Made Me Realize I’m Wrong

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4AMIs My Absolute Favorite Song By The Band OUR LADY PEACE, And It’s Off Of Their 1997 AlbumCLUMSY!!!

… …

And If I Don’t Make It Known

That…

I’ve Loved You All Along

Just Like Sunny Days

That

We Ignore

Because

We’re All Dumb And Jaded

And I Hope To God I Figure-Out What’s Wrong. …

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… … … …

After A Reblogging Last Night For A Wonderful Friend…

…I Suppose You Could Say I Had The Band…

OUR LADY PEACE

…On The Brain.

Specifically…

…This Song…

4AM

…Which Is…

…To Me…

…Their Absolute Best.

Actually…

…I Only Have Three Of Their Songs On My MP3Player, Anymore.

They Got A Little Old To Me A While Back.

So I Did A Musical-Purge…

…Tossing-Out All But Three Songs.

INNOCENT

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE

…And…

…Of Course…

4AM

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4AM

…Was The Song That Got Me Listening To The Band In The First Place.

I Was A Senior In High School When It Came-Out.

A Very Impressionable 17-Year-Old, Ya Know?!

So The Song Kinda Stuck To Me…

…Stuck With Me.

Like Many Of My Favorite Songs…

4AM

…Has Been A Trusty Little Companion.

So Why Not Whip-It-Out Onto The Masses?!

Wait…

…That Sounds Kinda Dirty…

…I Shall Rephrase.

So Why Not Share It With The Masses?!

There.

Much Better.

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The Song ALSO Feels Very Relevant At The Moment.

Many Because I’m Working On This Piece…

…And We’re Inching Closer And Closer To The 4AM Hour.

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Sheesh.

One More Night With Nearly ZERO Sleep.

This Shit Is Killing Me, Fo F-in SHO, My Peeps.

I’m Touchy And Irritable.

My Thoughts Are Cloudy…

…And Not In A Fun, Bubbly Way.

More Like A Dense, Cut-It-With-A-Knife FOG.

Grrr.

I Know The Sleep Will Eventually Come, But When When WHEN?!?!?

I Sure As Shit Hope It Hurries The Hell Up.

Another Night Like This, And I’ll Just Drop Down Into A Crumpled-Pile Upon The Floor, Fo SHO Fo SHO.

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So…

…Yes…

…I Feel Pretty Contented With The Statement That…

4AM

by OUR LADY PEACE

…Is Very Relevant To The Current Moment.

Wouldn’t You Generally Agree?!

Good.

Glad You’re Coming With Me On That.

The Support Is Much Much Appreciated, My Peeps.

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I Sincerely Hope Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day.

I’m Gonna Do My Best To Deal With What I Can.

Can’t Ask Much More Of A Sleeeeeeepy Man, Right??!

RIGHT!!!

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An Amazing Song That’s Eating Me Alive: “POLICY Of TRUTH” by DEPECHE MODE (1990)

“…Now You’re Standing There Tongue Tied

You’d Better Learn Your Lesson Well

Hide What You Have To Hide

And Tell What You have To Tell…”

POLICY Of TRUTHIs One Of The Most Classic Of All Classics From DEPECHE MODE‘s 1990 AlbumVIOLATOR!!!

“…You’ll See Your Problems Multiplied

If You Continually Decide

To Faithfully Pursue

The

POLICY Of TRUTH…”

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So, What Is This?!

Is This How It’s Supposed To Be?!

Me…

…Here…

…Awake…

…As My World Sleeps…

…Constantly Reminding Me Of My Issues?!

I Sincerely Hope Not.

But That IS Sincerely How It FEELS.

I Hate Not Being Able To Sleep.

It’s Rather Maddening, Actually.

Lucky For Me, I Have My Music.

More Specifically…

…Lucky For Me, I Have My…

VIOLATOR

Period.

When You Can’t Sleep…

…The Pulsing Rhythms And Lyrical Brilliance Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…Can Honestly Easy The Pain And Suffering Of Yet Another Lost Night Of Quality Rest.

I Know I’ve Listened To This Album More Than Any Other.

More Than Any Other BY FAR.

And I Still Love It.

I Love Every Track.

All NINE (9) Of Them.

I Really Don’t Know What I’d Do Without It.

There Are Times When I Just Wanna Hear it.

And Then…

…There Are Times When I Simply MUST Hear It.

“Infectious” Is Such An Understated Term, Here.

This Morning…

…Or Tonight, Depending On Where You Are And Your Current State Of Consciousness…

…It Was One Of Those MUST Moments.

And Even More Specifically Than That…

…It Was A Morning/Night For…

POLICY Of TRUTH

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This Is Just A Wondrous-Crackerjack Of A Jam, My Peeps.

A Wondrous-Crackerjack, Indeed.

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It’s Honestly Hard To Pinpoint And Peg-Down A Favorite Jam From This Album.

They’re ALL Favorites.

POLICY Of TRUTH

…Is No Different.

I Love It.

It’s A Favorite, Fo SHO, Kiddies.

When You Can’t Sleep…

…Reach For Those Amazing Jams.

And THEN…

…If You’re So Inclined…

…Write About Them.

It May Not Help You Sleep…

…But It May Help You In General.

It Works For Me.

It Makes Me Feel Better.

It Makes Me Smile.

It Distracts Me From My Sleepiness.

It Distracts Me From My Pain And Agony.

It Reminds Me That There Are Other Things Out There In The World Besides What’s Going On In My Head AND My Heart.

Wondrous-Crackerjack Jams Are Not Only To Be Loved…

…They’re Also To Be Respected.

And I Respect Mine.

DO YOU?!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “THE SWEETEST CONDITION” by DEPECHE MODE (2001)

…Takin’ Hold Of The Hem Of Your Dress…

…Cleanliness Only Comes In Small Doses…

…Bodily Whole…

…But My Head’s In A Mess…

…Fueling Obsession That Borders Psychosis…

…It’s A Sad Disease…

…Creeping Through My Mind…

…Causing Disabilities…

…Of The Strangest Kind…

…Gettin’ Lost In The Folds Of Your Skirt…

…There’s A Price That I Pay For My Mission…

…A Body In Heaven…

…And A Mind Full Of Dirt…

…How I Suffer THE SWEETEST CONDITION

…Taken In By The Delicate Noise…

…Knocked To The Ground By The Subtle Thunder…

…Shackled And Bound By The Sound Of Your Voice…

…Wanderin’ Around In Silent Wonder.

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Well, My Peeps…

…I Really Wanted To Showcase This Song…

THE SWEETEST CONDITION

by DEPECHE MODE

…More Than All The Others I’ve Lovingly Listened To In The Past Couple Days.

It’s Songs Like This That Really Show The Lyrical Brilliance Put Forth On The Album…

EXCITER

…And It Honestly Makes Me Sad When I Consider How Ill Received The Album Was.

Even Some Of My Friends Whom ARE Fans Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…Didn’t Really Care For This Album.

"This Doesn't Sound Like Depeche Mode At All, Dude."

That’s What They’d (basically) Say.

To Which I’d (basically) Reply…

"If ย You Mean It Doesn't Sound Like Euro-Electro-Synth-Pop, You're Right."

And Then, I’d (basically) Add…

"Listen To The Lyrics. It Is Depeche Mode. It's Also Beautiful. And I LOVE IT!"

.Period.

The Album IS Beautiful.

It’s Loaded With Heart…

…And The Lyrics Are Sincerely Heartfelt.

Just Because It Doesn’t Sound Exactly Like The DEPECHE MODE You Remember From The 1980s And 1990s Doesn’t Mean It’s Not DEPECHE MODE.

Some People Just Can’t Take It When Something New Comes Along That Doesn’t ย Jive Exactly Like They Think It Should With That Which Came Before.

It’s Called Life, People.

Times Change.

Things Change.

People Change.

Governments Change.

Sounds Change.

That’s Why I Lovingly Embrace An Album Like…

EXCITER

…Without Hesitation.

It’s With Songs Like…

THE SWEETEST CONDITION

…That Make Loving It So Very Easy To Do.

I Love The Lyrics.

I Love The Sound.

I’ve Been Singing It To Myself Since Yesterday AND All Of This Morning, Thus Far.

So I Must Really Love The Song.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

I Don’t Need Convincing.

I Don’t Need Any Arm-Twisting.

I Know What I Like…

…And I LOVE This Beautiful Song…

…This Wonderful Album…

…This Amazing Band.

.PERIOD.

What More Could One Ask For?

In Regard To Life, Likely A Lot More.

In Regard To Music, And Its Infectious Nature, ย Likely Very Little.

Come On, My Peeps…

…Give This One The Ole College Try.

Couldn’t Hurt, Could It???

NOT BLOODY LIKELY, Fo SHO!!!

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