I wasn't too impressed with this song when I first heard it. In fact I'm still not totally blown over by it (like I am with most DM singles and other good songs). I felt that the song became too embelished with sampling. The "bongs" and other sounds are nice at times, but too much samples like that tend to distract me from the lyrics (which are most often amazing if written by M. Gore). Although the music itself is nothing extraordinary, the lyrics have their moments. I especailly like the line, "Hearts can never be owned / Hearts only come on loan / if i want it back, i'll take it back" or "Theres a lot to be learned / and you learn when your heart gets burned". This isn't their best, but it isn't their worst. I found that I enjoyed the song only after listening to it several times.
I believe there is a listing error for this single, I'm pretty sure there is more than just the one track. I'm also sure there is a B-side to this song called "Flexible" which is again, a song I only liked after listening to it often. But you will realise why its a B-Side after listening to the intro. Its not an exeptional DM track, but somewhat tolerable. It seems almost "honky tonky" if such a term exists. Its the type of song you don't let someone who is sort of interested in DM listen to first. :)
Although it isn't mind blowing or ground shaking, these songs (along with Shake the Disease and some others) represent that time where Depeche Mode were moving from the pop band they were currently known as, to the darker, deeper band we know of today. I always get amazed thinking that right after these songs, "Black Celebration" (1986) was released. It must've been an awsome time for DM fans all over the world. I envy the fact I'll never be able to feel what they felt when it was first released.