Love Thieves

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Depeche Mode ( /dɨˈpɛʃ/) are an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, Speak & Spell, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, occasional songwriter) with Gore taking over songwriting. Wilder left the band in 1995; Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have since continued as a trio. more »

Oh the tears that you weep
For the poor tortured souls
Who fall at your feet
With their love begging bowls 
All the clerks and the tailors
The sharks and the sailors
All good at their trades
They'll always be failures 
Alms for the poor
For the wretched disciples
And the love that they swore
With their hearts on the bible 
Beseeching the honor
To sit at your table
And feast on your holiness
As long as they're able 
Love needs its martyrs
Needs its sacrifices
They live for your beauty
And pay for their vices 
Love will be the death of
My lonely soul brothers
But their spirit shall live on in
The hearts of all lovers 
Your holding court
With your lips and your smile
Your body's a halo
Their minds are on trial 
Sure as Adam is Eve
Sure as Jonah turned whaler
They're crooked love thieves
And you are their jailer 
Love needs its martyrs
Needs its sacrifices
They live for your beauty
And pay for their vices 
Love will be the death of
My lonely soul brothers
But their spirit shall live on in
The hearts of all others 
Love will be the death of
My lonely soul brothers
But their spirit shall live on in
The hearts of all others

Written by: MARTIN GORE

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