Somebody by Depeche Mode


As a teen, DPM was one of my favorite bands but Somebody was not my favorite song. Over the years, I guess I got older and wiser. It has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. The message it conveys is what every human being longs for and tries so very hard to find over the course of a life time. Enjoy the song and I hope you can listen to it with your beloved by your side.


I want somebody to share
Share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts
Know my intimate details
Someone who’ll stand by my side
And give me support
And in return
She’ll get my support
She will listen to me
When I want to speak
About the world we live in
And life in general
Though my views may be wrong
They may even be perverted
She’ll hear me out
And won’t easily be converted
To my way of thinking
In fact she’ll often disagree
But at the end of it all
She will understand me
And I….

I want somebody who cares
For me passionately
With every thought
With every breath
Someone who’ll help me see things
In a different light
All the things I detest
I will almost like
I don’t want to be tied
To anyone’s strings
I’m carefully trying to steer clear of
Those things
But when I’m asleep
I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me
And kiss me tenderly
Though things like this
Make me sick
In a case like this
I’ll get away with it
And in a place like this
I’ll get away with it
And I….

Vocabulary Boost:

  • Innermost: the deepest part of something
  • To hear someone out: to listen to someone
  • In a different light: with a different perspective
  • To detest: to hate
  • To be tied to strings: to be committed
  • To steer clear: to avoid
  • Tenderly: delicate and sweet
  • To get away with it: to avoid blame, punishment or criticism for something

Fluency Builder: Discuss the following questions with your teacher or a friend.

  1. Who is your confidant?
  2. Can you describe the world we live in?
  3. Has a situation ever converted your way of thinking?
  4. Who understands you the most?
  5. What do you detest most in the world?
  6. Do you remember your first kiss?

p.s. this one goes out to the cover sung so long ago by I.A.N.!


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