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"the girls" by Neil Gaiman


Enjoy the Silence

(Gore, 1990)

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* original version by Depeche Mode
from Violator






Tori Quotes

"I went to some male friends and tried to find out which songs changed their lives. Often I was fascinated by the brutality -- for example like in 'Enjoy the Silence' by Depeche Mode -- but sometimes also by the depth of mercy, the beauty." [Visions - September 2001]

You personally dedicated "Enjoy the Silence" to the lab of men...

"I have really let them bring in all the songs. But of course I was very happy when somebody added 'Enjoy the Silence' to the list, it is a beautiful song about the danger of words. How they can make your world collapse sometimes. According to me the man in question asked for the song because he knew what I wanted to demonstrate with this album. The power of words and how they can get a different value if pronounced by the opposite sex." [Oor - September 8, 2001]

"In the Depeche Mode song, I forgot to say forgettable so the line 'Words are meaningless and forgettable' turned into 'unforgettable', because this is where I've been for the last six months. They're not forgettable." [AP - October 2001]

"She's a showgirl, and I call her Isis. She might moonlight over in Vegas. She's the oldest of the showgirls there, and she's been around a while. There's a mothering quality in her; she sees the other women who come through the doors and get extorted. She sees who the puppeteers are, and she sees when they're lying there, bleeding." [AP - October 2001]


"Enjoy the Silence"
October 12, 2001 - Strange Little Webcast




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