"Precious" is Depeche Mode's forty-first single, and the first single from the album Playing the Angel. It was released on October 2005. The single reached #4 in the UK, #71 on the Hot 100, and #23 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Although the meaning of almost all of Depeche Mode's songs are not revealed (because Martin Gore prefers people to find their own meanings for each song) he made an exception with…
Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you?