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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“…There’ll Be Times… When My Crimes… Will Seem Almost Unforgivable…” –DEPECHE MODE (“Strangelove” (1987))

…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. …

STRANGELOVEWas Another Hit Tune From The 1987 DEPECHE MODE AlbumMUSIC FOR THE MASSES

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So, My Peeps…

…How Many Of You Can Say…

“Wow, Did They Write This Song About ME?!?”

The Funny Part…

…To ME…

…Is It’s Likely A LOT Of Y’ALL!!!

While I Told You…

BEHIND THE WHEEL

…Is My Favorite Number Off The Album…

MUSIC FOR THE MASSES

…I’m Forced To Say…

STRANGELOVE

…Is The Most PERSONAL Number Off Said Album.

Ask Anyone I’ve Had…

…Or Have Almost Had…

…A Functioning Relationship With Of Some Kind…

…And They’ll Be Likely To Say…

“This Song Is Very Much About BRADLEY .”

And I Would Be Very Much Unable To Deny That.

Relationships With Me Generally Constitute Plenty In The PAIN Department.

Not So Much Physical Pain.

Just Mental AND Emotional Pain.

I’m…

…Honestly AND Sincerely…

…Terrible With Other People.

Especially With Those Whom I Love.

I HATE HATE HATE Making Waves…

…But That’s Something I’m HORRIDLY WONDERFUL At Doing.

I Kinda Force Myself Into It.

Over And Over And Over Again.

I Create Such Ripples Of Heartache…

…That When Something Good Does Happen…

…It’s Like Christmas Morning To The Other Person.

Like The Song Says…

Strange Highs And Strange Lows

…And…

…I Can Very Much Agree With The Part About…

“That’s How My Love Goes”

.Period.

And NO, My Peeps…

…I Don’t Mean To Say This Song Is About ONLY ME ME.

Far From It, Actually.

I Think It’s About A LOT Of US.

No Relationship Is Ever Easy.

If They Were…

…Everybody Would Have Them.

But Not Everybody Does.

You Don’t.

You Do.

You Do.

You Seriously Don’t.

You, In The Back…

…Yeah You…

…You Don’t Either.

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Anyway, Kiddies…

…I’m Gonna Stop This One Here.

Well…

…Almost Here.

Maybe Here?!?

THE POINT…

…Sorry Sorry…

…The Point Is This Song…

STRANGELOVE

By

DEPECHE MODE

…Seriously Speaks To ME ME…

…And Does Make ME ME Smile.

It Does So…

…Because It Reminds ME ME Of How Big A Shit I Am To A Lot Of People.

But…

…Even With Constant Reminding…

…It Hasn’t Phased Me A Bit.

I Remain ME ME.

I Could Either CRINGE And Shy Away From It…

…Or I Can Just SMILE And Carry-On.

I Choose The Latter.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BEHIND THE WHEEL” By DEPECHE MODE (1987)

My Little Girl…

…Drive Anywhere…

…Do What You Want…

…I Don’t Care…

…TONIGHT…

…I’m In The Hands Of Fate…

…I Hand Myself…

…Over On A Plate…

…NOW. …

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…Oh Little Girl…

…There Are Times When I Feel…

…I’d Rather Not Be…

…The One BEHIND THE WHEEL…

…COME…

…Pull My Strings…

…Watch Me Move…

…I’d Do Anything…

…PLEASE. …

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BEHIND THE WHEELIs Off Of DEPECHE MODE‘s 1987 AlbumMUSIC FOR THE MASSES

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…Sweet Little Girl…

…I Prefer…

…You BEHIND THE WHEEL…

…And Me The Passenger…

…DRIVE…

…I’m Yours To Keep…

…Do What You Want…

…I’m Going Cheap…

…TONIGHT. …

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…You’re BEHIND THE WHEEL, Tonight. …

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I First Heard This Song…

BEHIND THE WHEEL

By

DEPECHE MODE

…In 1988.

That’s When My Long-Term Love Affair With…

DEPECHE MODE

…Began.

Many Of You Who Know Me Personally Are Already Very Aware That They’re My FAVE-FAVE-FAVORITE Band In The History Of Bandom.

I’ve Attempted, Over The Span Of Many MANY Years, To Convert Some Of Y’all To Their Sound.

Some Of You Delighted In Finding A New Sound To Enjoy…

…While Others Simply Said…

“Dude, Aren’t They That Fruity ’80s Band?!?”

I’ve Always Disliked Referring To Them As An ’80s Band.

(and they're NOT fruity... they're awesome)

Yes, They Did Put Out Their 1ST Album In 1981…

…And Were Exceptionally Popular In The 1980s…

…But Their BEST TUNAGE Came Out In The 1990s.

VIOLATOR

SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION

&

ULTRA

…Were All 1990s Albums…

…And Considered Their Greatest Achievements.

HOWEVER…

…When I DO Think Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…Andย The 1980s…

BEHIND THE WHEEL

…Is The Song I Think Of Most.

It’s The Song That Got Me Started With Them…

…And It’s The Song I’m Most Fond Of To This Very Day.

Give It A Listen Sometime, My Peeps.

Even If You’re Not A Fan…

(which most of y'all likely aren't)

…It’s Still A Fun Little Glimpse Into The Mind And Heart Of Your’s Truly.

Since You’re Already Reading My Posts…

…You Might As Well Enjoy Some Of The Tunage That Inspires Me AND Makes Me Happy.

Who Knows, Kiddies…

…You Just Might Enjoy Them!!!

That’s The Best Part About Trying New Things…

…Right???

RIGHT!!!

Hope Everyone’s Weekend Is Going Well Enough, Thus Far.

Aside From Being Up And At’em At 4:30am…

…FOR NO GOOD REASON…

…My Weekend Has Been Swell.

Trust Me When I Say…

“SWELL Is JUST FINE With ME!”

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