Told You So

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Told You So
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Song Told You So
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode
Recorded at The Garden (London)
Length (mm:ss) 4:26
Tempo 130 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key A♭ Minor
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Gareth Jones
Tonmeister Gareth Jones
Mixed at Hansa Mischraum
Mastered by Christian Stegmaier
Design Martyn Atkins
Town & Country Planning
Illustrations Ian Wright
Originally released 22 August 1983
Live performances 130 times *
Total live performances 130 times *

"Told You So" is a song from the 1983 album Construction Time Again by Depeche Mode.

Lyrics


Told You So

And do those feet in modern times

Walk upon the flowers

And walk upon their brothers

While their heads are busy lying low

Trying to keep to cover


Something went wrong

Along the way

Everybody's waiting for

Judgment day


So they can go

Told you so


Bring me my gun of itching desire

Bring me my bullets and I will fire

Sights set higher than the tall church spire

Something went wrong

Along the way

Everybody's waiting for

Judgment day


So they can go

Told you so


So they can go

Told you so


Standing in line

The blind lead the blind

Waiting and waiting

For an overdue sign

Brothers and sisters

Playing Chinese whispers

If things aren't suited

Then they'll get diluted


There's one more dead with a hole in his head

He shouldn't have said all the things he said

Many tears were shed for the blood he bled


Something went wrong

Along the way

Everybody's waiting for

Judgment day


So they can go

Told you so


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1983 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Martin Gore 1983 home demos

 
The second generation tape that contains the demo for 'Told You So'.

'Told You So' is one of several song demos prepared by Martin Gore for the 1983 Construction Time Again album. Notably, the second verse has a different lyric compared to the album version. It sounds like Gore sings "I've gone to shoot the eyelet in the tall church spire" (it is very hard to understand that line, accuracy not guaranteed); the album version says "sights set higher than the tall church spire".

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Told You So"
Main article: List of dates where "Told You So" was played