Sweetest Perfection
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone
The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection
Of any kind

I stop and I stare too much
Afraid that I care too much
And I hardly dare to touch
For fear that the spell may be broken

When I need a drug in me
And it brings out the thug in me
Feel something tugging me
Then I want the real thing, not tokens

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone
The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection
Of any kind

And things you'd expect to be
Having effect on me
Pass undetectedly
But everyone knows what has got me
Takes me completely
Touches so sweetly
Reaches so deeply
I know that nothing can stop me

Sweetest perfection
An offer was made
An assorted collection
But I wouldn't trade

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone
The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection
Of any kind

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone
(Nothing can stop me) the sweetest infection
(Takes me completely) of body and mind
(Touches so sweetly) sweetest injection
(Reaches so deeply) of any kind
(Nothing can stop me) the sweetest perfection
(Takes me completely) to call my own
(Touches so sweetly) the sweetest correction
(Reaches so deeply) couldn't finely hone
(Nothing can stop me) the sweetest infection
(Takes me completely) of body and mind




(Touches so sweetly) sweetest injection
(Reaches so deeply) of any kind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Sweetest Perfection" by Depeche Mode are about a person's addiction or craving for something that they believe is the "sweetest" and most perfect thing they could ever have. The song is interpreted to be about drug addiction, as the lyrics speak of needing a drug and feeling like a "thug" when under its influence. The person in the song is afraid to touch or get too close to the "sweetest perfection," fearing that the spell may be broken.


The song speaks of the body and mind being infected with something sweet, and the injection of any kind being the sweetest kind. The person knows that nothing can stop them from craving this "sweetest perfection," and they would not trade it for anything. The lyrics express the power of addiction and how it can control a person's thoughts and actions.


Overall, "Sweetest Perfection" is a song that speaks to the human experience of wanting something so badly that it becomes an obsession. The lyrics can be interpreted in different ways, but they undoubtedly explore the theme of addiction and the temptation of the "sweetest" things in life.


Line by Line Meaning

The sweetest perfection
The ultimate satisfaction


To call my own
Something that belongs to me


The slightest correction
Even a small change


Couldn't finely hone
Couldn't make it any better


The sweetest infection
A pleasant disease


Of body and mind
That affects my whole being


Sweetest injection
The best kind of drug


Of any kind
No matter what it is


I stop and I stare too much
I get distracted easily


Afraid that I care too much
Fear of getting hurt


And I hardly dare to touch
Scared to move forward


For fear that the spell may be broken
Worried things won't be as good as they seem


When I need a drug in me
When I need something to make me feel better


And it brings out the thug in me
And it makes me act aggressively


Feel something tugging me
Feel drawn towards something


Then I want the real thing, not tokens
I want something genuine, not fake


(Nothing can stop me) the sweetest infection
I am completely addicted


(Takes me completely) of body and mind
It affects me deeply


(Touches so sweetly) sweetest injection
It provides me with great pleasure


(Reaches so deeply) of any kind
No matter what it is, it affects me intensely


An offer was made
I was presented with a choice


An assorted collection
Many things to choose from


But I wouldn't trade
I am satisfied with what I have




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

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Got lost in the forest and glad

Великолепная Песня!

Liz van den Heuvel

I love this song so much it sounds dark, mysterious ❤

John Foxx

Mistrzostwo świata! Audio i wideo. (nice)
Powtarzam się - szkodzi nic :)

RaeCal

Possibly my FAVORITE Depeche Mode song EveR...... Something you feel deep in your soul.....

Skye ID

I hear Dave's young voice in the background toward the end of the song. It's the Sweetest Perfection ;-)

Liz van den Heuvel

My favourite song!

Gabriel Gascón

Amo esta canción

Nela Trnáčková

a very nice song and a very nicely shot video

LORDGOAT1976

Such a great song/

Jay Chavez

it's suppose to have infinity times infinity views. lol! Damn! I love drinking and relaxing to this song with the volume full blast!

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