Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Love Deep, Dark and Beautiful


Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence (UK Version)

Deep, Dark and Beautiful is Lacuna Coil's rendition of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence.

I've been in a place so filled with pain that words would only lead to more injury, a place in which the soft embrace of the one I desired would have been the only thing capable of ending my despair. And conversely I have been in such states of happiness and contentment within my lover's arms just gazing into their eyes that words would have broken the totality of the union. Love is a form of telepathy, and in this sense it goes beyond words.

Love songs are so beautiful when they capture just one moment or just one aspect of a relationship and expand upon it. Many pop love songs treat love in a trivial puppy love style, and some in a flowery romantic way, but Enjoy the Silence is asking that we look a bit deeper and darker. The nature of love and its connection to addiction, the psychological and physical pain that is felt by lovers to be with each other is both beautiful, and frightening - both magical and evil.

Communion of two lovers is an act of consumption without destruction, or at least it can be. In those moments of closeness words can fail to express the intensity of desire, and the level of ecstasy felt by the couple. Enjoy the Silence is a song that describes those moments.


Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence (US Version - My Favorite)

While Depeche Mode originated Enjoy the Silence Lacuna Coil's version is much better in my opinion. Depeche Mode presented an innovative sound in the 1980s, and certainly should be credited for the many excellent songs which they so generously brought forth, but Lacuna Coil's advantages are many.

From the much higher production values, and better technology, to their brooding and intense style Lacuna Coil's sound craft creates a multitude of layers within the song that lends it a luxurious yet honest feel. Lacuna Coil transforms Enjoy the Silence into a mastepiece, whereas Depeche Mode invites one to take to the techno dance floor.

The lyrics below are a simple chant asking us to enjoy the pleasures of a sexual and romantic coupling without all the complexities of a commitment.


Enjoy the Silence

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

All i wanted
All i needed is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

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

All i wanted
All i needed is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

All i wanted
All i needed is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

All i wanted
All i needed is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence
Enjoy the silence


Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (The Original)

The techno style of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence has a cheap and silly sound, but that's due to the primitive keyboards and mixing. The lyrics and vocals are great. The video is bizarre, and actually funny to look at.

1 comment:

ANNA-LYS said...

HEUREKA! :-)

I will be back
after been out with the dogs.

(( kram ))

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