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Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel Meaning

Song Released: 1987

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My little girl, drive anywhere
Do what you want, I don't care
Tonight, I'm in the hands of fate
I hand myself over on a plate, now

Oh little girl, there are times when I feel
I'd rather not be the one behind the wheel
Come, pull my...


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    Aug 13th, 2017 8:48am report

    The song and video told everything. It was clear. She was not underage. She is actually a grown-up girl. Pull my strings.. he wants to be influenced by his girl. He will follow her lead. I think it is only DS.. dominance, submission. About your third question, whatever his girl wants, he agrees. He likes anything she tells him to do. Yes, he cares because he loves her and they are a couple or they have a mutual understanding.


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    Aug 12th, 2017 8:09pm report

    I feel like there's more going on than the obvious. The music sounds dark, and it seems like his mind switches from one topic to the next. As if he really wants to talk about one thing, but can't. So he describes it abstractly.

    Why "my little girl"? Is she underage, is he a pedophile, is this incest?

    "Pull my strings"... Like a puppet... BDSM with the underaged. You know? Like... Ew. :\

    Why "do what you want, I don't care"?
    To me that sounds like a stepfather. Or more likely someone who manipulates others. And obviously he does care.

    Yeah, in my opinion something shady is going on here.

    I could be wrong. I'd love to know just what the heck this guy really meant when he wrote the song.


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    Jan 21st, 2011 1:46pm report

    I believe it is sexual. He's telling her to take control while he plays the submissive role.

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