Precious
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God, what have we done to you?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through
Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken




Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Overall Meaning

The song "Precious" by Depeche Mode is a reflection on the ways in which we all leave our mark on the world, and how that mark can lead to both good and bad outcomes. The opening lines, "Precious and fragile things need special handling, my God what have we done to you?" are a plea for understanding from a narrator who recognizes the value of what he is working with, but also acknowledges that he may not be up to the task of taking care of it properly.


As the song progresses, the singer expresses regret for the "words left unspoken" that have caused him to lose sight of what is truly important. Yet despite the damage that has been done, the singer still hopes for a positive outcome, with lines like "I pray you learn to trust, have faith in both of us, and keep room in your hearts for two."


Overall, the song is a powerful commentary on the fragility of life and the struggles we all face as we try to navigate our way through it. The singer's plea for understanding and forgiveness is one that resonates with listeners of all backgrounds and experiences, making "Precious" a timeless classic.


Line by Line Meaning

Precious and fragile things
The things that are important to us and can easily be destroyed.


Need special handling
Require careful and delicate treatment to be preserved.


My God, what have we done to you?
An expression of regret for the damage and harm we have caused.


We always try to share
We attempt to distribute the very best we have to offer.


The tenderest of care
Gentle and caring attention intended to honor and protect.


Now look what we have put you through
The dire consequences that have resulted from our carelessness.


Things get damaged
Items and people can be broken or destroyed.


Things get broken
Matters and people can be shattered or ruined.


I thought we'd manage
I believed we'd be able to handle it.


But words left unspoken
Silent sentiments caused problems for us.


Left us so brittle
Made us emotionally vulnerable and weak.


There was so little left to give
We had little energy or resources to share with others.


Angels with silver wings
Majestic and holy messengers.


Shouldn't know suffering
Should be spared from agony and anguish.


I wish I could take the pain for you
I would do anything to prevent your pain and sorrow.


If God has a master plan
If there is a divine scheme.


That only He understands
That only a higher power perceives and comprehends.


I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through
I hope God will perceive through your perspective.


I pray you learn to trust
I beg you to put your faith and confidence into action.


Have faith in both of us
Believe in us and our efforts.


And keep room in your hearts for two
Continue to hold us close to your hearts.




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

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@Tritium5678

Precious
Depeche Mode
Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you?
We always tried to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through
Things get damaged, things get broken
I thought we'd manage, but words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you
If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through
Things get damaged, things get broken
I thought we'd manage, but words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two
Things get damaged, things get broken
I thought we'd manage, but words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give



@rubenjaramillo4047

Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put You through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your heart for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give



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@Qandeel

Fact from Wikipedia: Depeche Mode main songwriter Martin Gore wrote the song while he was going through a divorce. The track is a message to Gore's children, who were aware of the divorce, and Gore felt guilty that they had to witness the process. Recognising their "fragile" state, Gore expresses his sympathy for them but also mentions that "things get broken" and tells them to keep faith in their parents.

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@jacobramirez4189

This was during around 05 when they wrote and recorded this song.

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