Blue Dress
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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Put it on
And don't say a word
Put it on
The one that I prefer
Put it on
And stand before my eyes
Put it on
Please don't question why
Can you believe

Something so simple
Something so trivial
Makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me

Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn

Put it on
I can feel so much
Put it on
I don't need to touch
Put it on
Here before my eyes
Put it on
Because you realise
And you believe

Something so worthless
Serves a purpose
It makes me a happy man
Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me





Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn

Overall Meaning

In Depeche Mode's song "Blue Dress," the lyrics describe a profound reliance on a piece of clothing - specifically, a blue dress. The singer implores the subject of the song to put it on and stand before their eyes, explaining that "something so simple" can make them "a happy man." They emphasize the ease with which they can be pleased, saying, "when you learn / you'll know what makes the world turn."


The lyrics, however, dive further into the idea of the dress being more than just an article of clothing. The singer notes that the dress is "something so worthless/Serves a purpose," highlighting its ability to make them feel fulfilled, even though it may be deemed as nothing special to others. The theme of simplicity and the way little things can make us happy is apparent throughout this track.


The song, in its entirety, highlights the way that an object or a feeling can carry much more weight upon it than from what it seems.


Line by Line Meaning

Put it on
Wear the blue dress


And don't say a word
Just follow my request quietly


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


The one that I prefer
The blue dress is my favorite


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


And stand before my eyes
Let me see you in the blue dress


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


Please don't question why
Don't ask me why I want you to wear it


Can you believe
Can you imagine


Something so simple
A simple thing like a dress


Something so trivial
Something so unimportant


Makes me a happy man
Can make me so happy


Can't you understand
Don't you see


Say you believe
Tell me you understand


Just how easy
How effortless


It is to please me
It is to make me happy


Because when you learn
Once you know


You'll know what makes the world turn
You'll know what truly matters in life


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


I can feel so much
It brings out so many emotions in me


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


I don't need to touch
I can feel its beauty without touching it


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


Here before my eyes
Let me see its beauty


Put it on
Wear the blue dress


Because you realise
Because you now understand


And you believe
And you see


Something so worthless
Something so meaningless


Serves a purpose
Can have a purpose


It makes me a happy man
It can make me so happy


Can't you understand
Don't you see


Say you believe
Tell me you understand


Just how easy
How effortless


It is to please me
It is to make me happy


Because when you learn
Once you know


You'll know what makes the world turn
You'll know what truly matters in life




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Martin Gore

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