Halo
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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You wear guilt
Like shackles on your feet
Like a halo in reverse
I can feel
The discomfort in your seat
And in your head, it's worse

There's a pain
A famine in your heart
An aching to be free

Can't you see?
All love's luxuries
Are here for you and me

And when our worlds, they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Bring your chains
Your lips of tragedy
And fall into my arms

And when our worlds, they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

And when our worlds, they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

And when our worlds, they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

And when our worlds, they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in




Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Overall Meaning

In "Halo," Depeche Mode presents a comforting message to someone who's feeling burdened by guilt and is struggling to forgive themselves. The lyrics suggest that the person is carrying their guilt like shackles on their feet, and that it's causing them great mental pain. He describes the burden as a "halo in reverse," a reference to the idea that a halo usually signifies goodness and purity, but in this case, it's a symbol of darkness and shame.


Despite the pain they're experiencing, the singer urges the troubled person to realize that there is hope for them to be free, to experience love's luxuries, and that they don't have to carry their burdens alone. They encourage them to fall into their arms, regardless of the tragedy and chains that they wear, and that it will all be worth it in the end, even if they deserve some of the suffering they're experiencing.


The message of the song is one of hope, forgiveness, and compassion, and it encourages the listener to believe that it's possible to overcome their guilt and find redemption.


Line by Line Meaning

You wear guilt
You carry guilt with you


Like shackles on your feet
It weighs you down like heavy chains on your ankles


Like a halo in reverse
It's as if you're wearing a dark halo instead of a bright one


I can feel
I sense


The discomfort in your seat
You're uneasy and fidgety


And in your head, it's worse
Your thoughts are tormenting you


There's a pain
You feel a deep ache


A famine in your heart
Your heart is starving for something


An aching to be free
You long to break free from your burdens


Can't you see?
Don't you realize?


All love's luxuries
Love offers many comforts


Are here for you and me
We can experience them together


Bring your chains
Bring all of your burdens


Your lips of tragedy
Speak openly about your hardships


And fall into my arms
Let me comfort you


And when our worlds, they fall apart
When everything is falling apart in our lives


When the walls come tumbling in
When our safety and security crumble


Though we may deserve it
Even if we brought this upon ourselves


It will be worth it
The struggle and pain will be worth it in the end


And when our worlds, they fall apart
When everything is falling apart in our lives


When the walls come tumbling in
When our safety and security crumble


Though we may deserve it
Even if we brought this upon ourselves


It will be worth it
The struggle and pain will be worth it in the end


And when our worlds, they fall apart
When everything is falling apart in our lives


When the walls come tumbling in
When our safety and security crumble


Though we may deserve it
Even if we brought this upon ourselves


It will be worth it
The struggle and pain will be worth it in the end


And when our worlds, they fall apart
When everything is falling apart in our lives


When the walls come tumbling in
When our safety and security crumble


Though we may deserve it
Even if we brought this upon ourselves


It will be worth it
The struggle and pain will be worth it in the end




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Martin Gore

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Mi11imani

"Halo"

You wear guilt
Like shackles on your feet
Like a halo in reverse
I can feel
The discomfort in your seat
And in your head it's worse

There's a pain
A famine in your heart
An aching to be free
Can't you see
All love's luxuries
Are here for you and me

And when our worlds
They fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Bring your chains
Your lips of tragedy
And fall into my arms

And when our worlds
They fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it



@joisfuneral

You wear guilt
Like shackles on your feet
Like a halo in reverse
I can feel
The discomfort in your seat
And in your head it's worse

There's a pain
A famine in your heart
An aching to be free
Can't you see
All love's luxuries
Are here for you and me

And when our worlds
They fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Bring your chains
Your lips of tragedy
And fall into my arms

And when our worlds
They fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it



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@mikemaguire1368

Violator is one of the best albums, ever. RIP Fletch.

@trentderzerstorer1838

Just finding this out now, one of my Fav-O-Rite bands in High School (and beyond).

@depechebest

Brilliant album

@Willesden_Rab1_TV

sad news man

@oxyman10

I still have the cassette tape I bought as a teenager from Columbia House.

@jeffroberts4207

Truth

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@sirvillar007

Thanks Depeche Mode for this masterpiece.

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You are welcome, Mr. White! 😎

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You’re not depeche mode.

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I’m Kilroy

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