''Precious'' in particular, for me, is a song about my children, because I’m in the middle of a divorce at the moment, and what they must be going through. The song sounds a bit country, but obviously it’s not done in a country style. The music behind it is fairly upbeat.'' - Martin Gore
"Well, my private life is pretty crappy. I'm about to divorce my wife, the situation has been going on for sixteen months. My life is certainly not a walk in the park. I also have three children. And 'Precious', the single, is a song that describes exactly this situation. ''Precious'' is about how my children cope with the divorce - which isn't very well. But the song ends with the verse "I know you learned to trust / keep faith in both of us". All of our songs, even the most depressive ones, contain hope." - Martin Gore
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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