Something To Do

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1. Something To Do
List of Some Great Reward songs
2. Lie To Me
Something To Do
Song Something To Do
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Working title "Leather Boots"[1]
Produced by Depeche Mode
Daniel Miller
Gareth Jones
Recorded at Music Works (Highbury, London)
Hansa Mischraum (Berlin)
Length (mm:ss) 3:47
Tempo 82 BPM
Time signature 4
Key D♭ Major
Engineering assistance Ben Ward
Stefi Marcus
Colin McMahon
Design Martyn Atkins
David A. Jones
Photography Brian Griffin
Photography assistance Stuart Graham
Recorded January - August 1984
Originally released 24 September 1984
Live performances as Depeche Mode 258 times *
Total live performances 258 times *

"Something To Do" is a song from the 1984 album Some Great Reward by Depeche Mode.


When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the 101 CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine Best, Alan Wilder said (translated from French):

"It's always difficult to choose the songs you're going to play in concert. There are a lot of things to consider. Generally, we make a list of suggestions and then we talk for hours. We do not necessarily keep the songs that we prefer. We take the ones that go well together, that form a coherent whole and that will keep the audience in suspense for an hour and a half. Given this notion, we can afford to slip in a track like "Something To Do" which people may not necessarily know, but which does not break the rhythm of the concert."

At the beginning of this track, an "arr, arr" sound can be heard that can be heard throughout "Blasphemous Rumours" as well. When Wilder was asked about this on Shunt, he replied: "I can't really remember exactly - you are asking me about a sound made about 14 years ago! It sounds like it was a piece of speech put through a modular synth (possibly some other effects) and distorted. I would think it was then sampled and reproduced from either the Emulator or Synclavier."


Something To Do

My little girl

Won't you come with me

Come with me

Tell me

Is there something to do

I'm going crazy with boredom

Come with me

Tell me

Grey sky over a black town

I can feel depression

All around

You've got your leather boots on

I can't stand another drink

It's surprising this town

Doesn't sink

You've got your leather boots on

Your pretty dress is oil stained

From working too hard

For too little

You've got your leather boots on

You're feeling the boredom too

I'd gladly go with you

I'd put your leather boots on

I'd put your pretty dress on

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1984 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Something To Do"
Main article: List of dates where "Something To Do" was played