Songs of Uke and Devotion

by Graham Jong-Il

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I was bored over the weekend, so I decided to make a Depeche Mode tribute EP with a laptop mic and a ukulele, despite a rather sore throat.

All of these songs are about heroin.

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released March 12, 2012

All songs by Martin Lee Gore (1987-1993). I own nothing.

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Ukulele eroticist.

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Track Name: Sweetest Perfection
The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone

The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection
Of any kind

I stop and I stare too much
Afraid that I care too much
And I hardly dare to touch
For fear that the spell may be broken

When I need a drug in me
And it brings out the thug in me
Feel something tugging me
Then I want the real thing not tokens

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone

The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection
Of any kind

Things you'd expect to be
Having effect on me
Pass undetectedly
But everyone knows what has got me

Takes me completely
Touches so sweetly
Reaches so deeply
I know that nothing can stop me

Sweetest perfection
An offer was made
An assorted collection
But I wouldn't trade

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone

The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
The sweetest injection
Of any kind
Track Name: Walking In My Shoes
I would tell you about the things they put me through
The pain I've been subjected to
But the Lord himself would blush

The countless feasts laid at my feet
Forbidden fruits for me to eat
But I think your pulse would start to rush

Now, I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes

Morality would frown upon
Decency look down upon
The scapegoat fate's made of me
But I promise you, my judge and jurors
Intentions couldn't have been purer
My case is easy to see

I'm not looking for a clearer conscience
Peace of mind after what I've been through
And before we talk of any repentance
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'd stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You'd stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you tried walking in my shoes
If you tried walking in my shoes
If you tried walking in my shoes
If you tried walking in my shoes
You try walking in my shoes
Track Name: Little 15
Little fifteen
You help her forget
The world outside
You're not part of it yet

And if you could drive
You could drive her away
To a happier place
To a happier day

That exists in your mind
And in your smile
She could escape there
Just for a while
Little fifteen

Little fifteen
Why take the smooth with the rough
When things run smooth
It's already more than enough

She knows your mind
Is not yet in league
With the rest of the world
And its little intrigues

Do you understand
Do you know what she means
As time goes by
And when you've seen what she's seen
you will
Little fifteen

Little fifteen
Why does she have to defend
Her feelings inside
Why pretend

She's not had a life
A life of near misses
Now all that she wants
Is three little wishes

She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She could escape there
Just for a while

She wants to see with your eyes
She wants to smile with your smile
She could escape there
Just for a while

Little fifteen
Track Name: 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 ever wanted
All I ever 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 ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms

Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence.
Track Name: Blue Dress
Put it on
And don't say a word
Put it on
The one that I prefer

Put it on
And stand before my eyes
Put it on
Please don't question why

Can you believe
Something so simple
Something so trivial
Makes me a happy man

Can't you understand?
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me

Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn

Put it on
I can feel so much
Put it on
I don't need to touch

Put it on
Here before my eyes
Put it on
Because you realize

And you believe
Something so worthless
Serves a purpose
It makes me a happy man

Can't you understand
Say you believe
Just how easy
It is to please me

Because when you learn
You'll know what makes the world turn