“Now you’re punching and you’re kicking
and you’re shouting at me
I’m relying on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced
But I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist.
I can't understand
what makes a man
hate another man.
Help me understand."
- “People are People” by Depeche Mode
I was disheartened when I read the lyrics to this song because I realized how many times violence still occurs against people because of sexual orientation, color, or point of view. This song came out all the way back in 1984.
Here’s the video, if you want to hear all the words:
Their songs varied from tolerance to love to faith.
This is a nice love song (Enjoy the Silence):
Depeche Mode is still going strong. They plan to meet this year to work on their 13th album.
Honorable Mention Dexys Midnight Runners, Dead or Alive, (and from a previous blog post) Duran Duran