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"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," revealing that the song… read more

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Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you?

Depeche Mode - Precious Lyrics


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  • Part 2:23-2:41 is precious
  • if god has a masterplan, then only he understands
  • I dedicate this song to my youngest son daniel
  • such a beautiful sexy song one of my favourites for sure <3
  • Wonderful song! One of my all-time Depeche Mode favorites ❤ [2]
  • Wow, I never bothered to check out Depeche Mode's newer albums & I'm just realizing I have been missing out.
  • Amazing song and great video.
  • Damn... I still remember when this song (and album) were released, it was in the warm autumn... I was in love with the 'ship' music video also. I still dig that haunting atmosphere.
  • Their best.
  • Wonderful song! One of my all-time Depeche Mode favorites ❤

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