If there was an album I was hoping to see on the list it was Depeche Mode‘s 1990 hit album Violator. This album and The Cure’s Disintegration are two albums from this time period that take me back in time to a place where I felt free and I felt love, a tainted love, but it was the closest I have ever gotten. My life changed a lot during this time. Violater was the soundtrack to my life in 1990.
“World in My Eyes” was my song because I wanted to show people the world in my eyes, but nobody could handle it. I had a view of the world that was different than any other person’s view of it. I still do, but I never really show it much. People cannot handle it.
“Enjoy the Silence” is one of the best songs on the album. I love the music and the lyrics. Words do pierce right through me. Words were used against me as a child. They killed my spirit, tortured my soul, took away my hope, and took away my ability to love.
Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can’t you understand?
“Policy of Truth” hangs on to “Enjoy the Silence”. Maybe if I had only lived by silence, then I would have not had to deal with the consequence of my truths. I am sometimes too honest, yet at times I might not be honest in that I am silent.
You’ll see your problems multiplied
If you continually decide
To faithfully pursue
The policy of truth
Other songs I would listen to on this album are “Sweetest Perfection“, one of my favourite songs “Halo“, “Waiting for the Night“, “Blue Dress”, and “Clean”.
Martin Gore may have written the incredible lyrics for the album, but it is Dave Gahan baritone voice that made the songs come to life. On my list of songs from each album I added all the extras that were included. Some of them were on the B Side of a single song for example “Happiest Girl“. Since I liked it back in 1990, I think it is part of the album. 10/10.