Depeche Mode – “The Meaning of Love” (Official Video) directed by Julien Temple
Original song from the ‘A Broken Frame’ album (Sire/Mute Records – 1982)
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Performed By: Depeche Mode
Written By: Martin L. Gore
Produced By: Depeche Mode, Daniel Miller
Video Director: Julien Temple


I’ve read more than a hundred books
Seeing love mentioned many thousand times
But despite all the places I’ve looked
It’s still no clearer
I’m still no nearer
The meaning of love

Noted down all my observations
Spent an evening watching television
Still I couldn’t say with precision
Know it’s a feeling and it comes from above
But what’s the meaning
The meaning of love
(tell me)

From the notes that I’ve made so far
Love seems something like wanting a scar
Well I could be wrong
I’m just not sure you see
I’ve never been in love before

Next I asked several friends of mine
If they could spare a few minutes of their time
Their looks suggested that I’ve lost my mind
Tell me the answer
My Lord high above
Tell me the meaning
The meaning of love

From the notes that I’ve made so far
Love seems something like wanting a scar
Well I could be wrong
I’m just not sure you see
I’ve never been in love before

The meaning of love
(tell me)
Tell me the meaning of love
(tell me)


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Video is an integral expression of Depeche Mode’s artistry. The band have released over 50 music videos and multiple critically-acclaimed concert films, working with award-winning directors including Anton Corbijn and D.A. Pennebaker. One of the most respected, innovative, and best-selling musical acts today, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans around the world. Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, and Andy Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable musicians citing them as inspirations. The band’s 14 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their latest studio album, 2017’s Spirit, debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and the UK album charts (becoming their 17th Top 10 UK album), and launched a world tour that saw the band play to more than 3.5 million fans.

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  1. Brilliant! I love all this old stuff where they're so young and innocent and just having fun with their silly songs😃😂

  2. LOVE is that Universal Feeling that gives Wings ! enchants Spirits ! warms Hearts and illuminates the Look !! The thoughts of LOVE make the Mind Happiness and give Beautiful Smile !! The Video is Funny and Joyful !,, Always in LOVE with DM …

  3. The group hate this video, but I think it's one of their best, but only because of the sting at the end when Dave wakes up to the real nightmare and they start arguing in front of the kid. This reflects the themes of Broken Frame. Heavy, I know; but I love this period of DM, it's interesting. I looked just like Dave Gahan when I was a teen.

  4. This… Is weird. Cute, but weird. I feel disturbed. Better than Leave in Silence's video, though. This album is like the weird kid in the class.

  5. 🥰so. I was 14 and used to travel to basildon to find you all .. I joined the fan cub and Jo used to reply . Ha , I went into the music business at 17 … thanks to DM ..
    lovely that you had a great wedding of your son In cesarea …. lovely wedding place .