Little 15
Depeche Mode Lyrics


Little fifteen
You help her forget
The world outside
You're not part of it yet
And if you could drive
You could drive her away
To a happier place
To a happier day
That exists in your mind
And in your smile
She could escape there
Just for a while
Little fifteen

Little fifteen
Why take the smooth with the rough
When things run smooth
It's already more than enough
She knows your mind
Is not yet in league
With the rest of the world
And its little intrigues
Do you understand
Do you know what she means
As time goes by
And when you've seen what she's seen
You will
Little fifteen

Little fifteen
Why does she have to defend
Her feelings inside
Why pretend
She's not had a life
A life of near misses
Now all that she wants
Is three little wishes
She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She wants a nice surprise
Every once in a while
She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She wants a nice surprise
Every once in a while
Little fifteen

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Written by: Martin Gore

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MEDVE1978

I think it is about a 15 year old boy having an affair with an adult (and older, maybe 30-40 year old woman). The woman has a crush on him and his mother / father is telling him what the situation is and wants to hinder the relationship.
1. In the first verse he helps her forget the world. Because love and passion let you forget the world. People with a much younger lover think more fresh, youthful, such a relationship brings new fire.
2. The second verse is about escaping. If he was an adult, but still very young he could drive her away and satisfy her.
3. The first verse is again about him being the youthful satisfaction, the sweet love. The older woman would escape and submerge in his power, energy, innocence.
4. In the fourth verse he is warned to proceed lightly, do not take the smooth with the rough, the smooth is enough. The rough is the affair with the older woman.
5. In the fifth verse it is told that the woman knows how the world works, can use the little tricks on him, while he is an inexeperienced teenager.
6. In the sixth verse we see that the woman wants him, wants to be with him, but this is not an appropriate relationship because it is uneven. The women will exploit him emotionally like someone who did the same to her and then he will know what such a relationship means.
7. The last 3 verses are the saddest and most important:
- the woman wants just what everyone wants to be loved. The age gap between the two is to high, but it is natural for her to like the boy and wanting to be with him. So she has no reason to hide her feelings;
- her life was tragic, she doesn't have a relationship (life of near misses) and she is older and alone;
- the woman really wants her youth back, when she did not have all the trauma of her life. She hopes to get that feeling back through being in love with the boy (see with -the world - your eyes, smile with your smile, and a nice suprise > all these things point to childhood and being a teenager. Kids experience a new world, fall first time in love, have sex for the first time, get suprised by the beauty or excitement of something. After you grow up you never can get this blessfull naivity back, it is gone.



demiegel

Little fifteen
You help her forget
The world outside
You're not part of it yet
And if you could drive
You could drive her away
To a happier place
To a happier day
That exists in your mind
And in your smile
She could escape there
Just for a while
Little fifteen
Little fifteen
Why take the smooth with the rough
When things run smooth
It's already more than enough
She knows your mind
Is not yet in league
With the rest of the world
And its little intrigues
Do you understand
Do you know what she means
As time goes by
And when you've seen what she's seen
you will
Little fifteen
Little fifteen
Why does she have to defend
Her feelings inside
Why pretend
She's not had a life
A life of near misses
Now all that she wants
Is three little wishes
She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She wants a nice surprise
Every once in a while
She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She wants a nice surprise
Every once in a while
Little fifteen



Critical Thinker

I'm 46 and I've been listening to DM since I was 15.

I never got to to see them in concert because it was canceled last minute.

Thank God I got to see The Cure.

I think it is amazing that you opened your minds enough to enjoy what was passed down to you by your parents. I could never get my 22 yr old daughter interested. Trust me I tried.

Even though it's been 30 years, it doesn't take long to take me back. I can still feel it in my heart to this day.

I'm so glad I didn't have to grow up on Mumble rap.



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slytherin head boy

depeche mode is and will forever be the best band

Lee Hacker

I agree. Most of mates, hate them. We'll they are intulectuel stupid, lol

Judit Szabo

Yes it is..also in 2021🥰🥰🥰🥰

ema nikolova

Yesss

Maria Graciela Caceres Fernandez

Aaaallllllways!!!

Bones

that is true

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giada diiorio

Today is December 26th, 2020. At the beginning I only knew "enjoy the silence" thanks to my father, last month I started to listen to other depeche mode's music and now I am addicted to ! Yesterday I celebrated my 15th birthday and I am glad to have come across their music which has nothing to do with today's music. Thank you depeche mode, I love you !

Roberto Hot

And so it begins....

Tibor Tersztyánszky

I got to know this song soon after it was released in '87. I was 15 at the time. Today I am 49. These days, out of nostalgia, after a really long time I listened to it again, and it made me travel in time! Few of the music has this power over me, but Depeche Mode and some of their songs are indeed this effect. He really has everything he ascended from the depths ...

Ruufus De Leon

Their music will give you a lifetime of feels - good, bad, sad, evil, angelic, hopeful, resigned - all of it.

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