Enjoy the Silence
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh, my little girl

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms




Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Depeche Mode's song "Enjoy the Silence" are about the notion that words can be harmful and unnecessary in a relationship. The opening lines, "Words like violence, Break the silence, Come crashing in," illustrate a sense of pain and disturbance that words can bring to one's world. The pain is described as piercing, and the lyrics plea for understanding from the "little girl" who inflicts this pain.


The chorus "All I ever wanted, All I ever needed, Is here in my arms" is repeated in the song, affirming that physical connection is what is truly valuable in a relationship, the intimacy that surpasses words. The message here is that words can be trivial and meaningless, and even seem to be forgettable compared to the intense feelings and pleasures of a relationship.


The second verse, "Vows are spoken, To be broken, Feelings are intense, Words are trivial," goes even further to denounce words. The words spoken are empty and meaningless, while the emotions are real and profound. The last line of the song serves to underline this message: "Words are very unnecessary, They can only do harm." In short, the song is about the power of physical connection, and how words can be hurtful or even meaningless in comparison.


Line by Line Meaning

Words like violence
The use of words can be just as hurtful and damaging as physical violence.


Break the silence
Speaking up after keeping quiet for too long can be overwhelming and intense.


Come crashing in
Emotions can hit hard and suddenly, much like a physical object crashing into a space.


Into my little world
These emotions and words invade and disrupt the peaceful environment of the artist's 'little world.'


Painful to me
These words and feelings are not only intense but also emotionally painful.


Pierce right through me
These words and feelings are piercing and penetrating to the singer's core.


Can't you understand
The singer is frustrated that others do not seem to comprehend the pain that words and emotions can cause.


Oh, my little girl
The artist is referring to themselves as a vulnerable and innocent child in need of protection from the harsh realities of the world.


All I ever wanted
The artist has always craved a sense of peace and simplicity in life.


All I ever needed
The artist has always known deep down that they only need a basic sense of security and affection to be happy.


Is here in my arms
This sense of peace and comfort can be found through physical touch and emotional connection.


Words are very unnecessary
The artist believes that words are often overused or unnecessary when it comes to conveying true emotion or understanding.


They can only do harm
The singer believes that words have the power to hurt and cause damage, rather than heal or help.


Vows are spoken
Promises and commitments are made through the use of spoken or written words.


To be broken
However, these words and promises are not always kept and can be broken, leading to pain and disappointment.


Feelings are intense
Emotions can be so strong and overwhelming that words are inadequate for expressing them fully.


Words are trivial
Words do not hold as much weight or significance as actions or true feelings.


Pleasures remain
Despite the disappointments and pain caused by broken promises and meaningless words, pleasures and joys in life still exist.


So does the pain
However, the pain caused by betrayal and broken promises also remains and affects the singer deeply.


Words are meaningless
The artist believes that words do not hold much value or power compared to genuine emotions and actions.


And forgettable
Words can easily be forgotten or overlooked, while true feelings and actions leave a more lasting impact.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Martin Gore

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@germanhumilde1506

[[Slenderman]]
Esta noche oscura
te tortura la locura
procura estar a mi altura
aunque es baja tu estatura
tartamudas ante el miedo
que genero en el momento
que aparezco entre las sombras
y en tu mente me conecto.
Ven victima mía
siente mi presencia
no luches por tu vida
y se parte de mi esencia.
Con decencia me escabullo
y aparezco detrás tuyo
huye todo lo que quieras
porque yo siempre te escucho.
¿Tu eres Jeff The Killer?
Tu vida pende de un hilo
mientras te cortas la cara
yo te agarro y te aniquilo
has requerido
ser traumado para ser un asesino
cuando yo toda mi vida
miles de almas he obtenido.
Soy Slenderman
y puedo cambiar de forma
te conformas si te digo
que tu cara es espantosa
llevo la maldad
y la expando a tu alrededor
no requiero fuego y cúter
para causarte terror.

[[Jeff The Killer]]

Tu Siempre me vigilas
creo que primero
unos ojos necesitas
veo que has notado
que soy sumamente guapo
pero no me envidies
tu eres eh ¿Alto?
Voy a ser sincero
no quiero esta riña
no voy a batallar con un
flaco que roba niñas
eres tan malvado
eres tan entomófilo
espera la palabra que busco
es PEDOFILO!.
Crees que esos tentáculos
te hacen aterrador
pokebola ve te elijo
a ti Bulbazor
supongo que jamás
rosaste el filo de la muerte
mala suerte la tuya
el placer es excelente .
Necesito un cuchillo
y mucha gente ejecutar
mientras tu esperas
en el bosque pa' niños asustar
colocando notitas
con dibujos sin un fin
ja solo te diré
GO TO SLEEP!



All comments from YouTube:

@Mr.KrazyK

There should be no comments for this video. Words are very unnecessary

@chrisalz5500

They can only do harm...

@danadoozer9990

😁😁😁😁

@dperignyjr

You Sir, are a genius.

@giannisantoscoy5045

what about emoticons? maybe a tad bit more useful?

@germanhumilde1506

[[Slenderman]]
Esta noche oscura
te tortura la locura
procura estar a mi altura
aunque es baja tu estatura
tartamudas ante el miedo
que genero en el momento
que aparezco entre las sombras
y en tu mente me conecto.
Ven victima mía
siente mi presencia
no luches por tu vida
y se parte de mi esencia.
Con decencia me escabullo
y aparezco detrás tuyo
huye todo lo que quieras
porque yo siempre te escucho.
¿Tu eres Jeff The Killer?
Tu vida pende de un hilo
mientras te cortas la cara
yo te agarro y te aniquilo
has requerido
ser traumado para ser un asesino
cuando yo toda mi vida
miles de almas he obtenido.
Soy Slenderman
y puedo cambiar de forma
te conformas si te digo
que tu cara es espantosa
llevo la maldad
y la expando a tu alrededor
no requiero fuego y cúter
para causarte terror.

[[Jeff The Killer]]

Tu Siempre me vigilas
creo que primero
unos ojos necesitas
veo que has notado
que soy sumamente guapo
pero no me envidies
tu eres eh ¿Alto?
Voy a ser sincero
no quiero esta riña
no voy a batallar con un
flaco que roba niñas
eres tan malvado
eres tan entomófilo
espera la palabra que busco
es PEDOFILO!.
Crees que esos tentáculos
te hacen aterrador
pokebola ve te elijo
a ti Bulbazor
supongo que jamás
rosaste el filo de la muerte
mala suerte la tuya
el placer es excelente .
Necesito un cuchillo
y mucha gente ejecutar
mientras tu esperas
en el bosque pa' niños asustar
colocando notitas
con dibujos sin un fin
ja solo te diré
GO TO SLEEP!

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@Evanescence682

This legendary song will never get old. Anyone in 2024?😭

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Yea! Never dies

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yep 2024 here we go. still love the song but the clip .......mmmmpphhwwaaaa

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God bless you 🌹

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