All By Themselves

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Notes

All By Themselves is a demo track written by Martin Gore. It appears as part of Martin's 5-track demo tape for the 1983 "Construction Time Again" album as the final track on the tape; the other four demos are available to listen to on this page. This track may have been intended as a B-side for a single release of And Then... which never materialized.[1] Alan Wilder stated on Shunt Q&A that he does not remember this song, but perhaps his memory of this song has simply faded with time.[2]

You can listen to the entire track below:

Lyrics


All By Themselves[3]

Alone in the house

In a modern old house

Radios turn on by themselves

Lights go on and off by themselves

All by themselves


There's a voice on the telephone

Calls my name and the voice is gone

Radios turn on by themselves

Lights go on and off by themselves

All by themselves


Past meets present

Undying love

The gift from the past to the present

The gift of love


Strange visions on the TV screen

Through the interference a face you'll see

Stereos turn on by themselves

Favorite records find their way from the shelves

All by themselves


Past meets present

Undying love

The gift from the past to the present

The gift of love


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: No publishing information available.

References

  1. Alan Wilder believes that And Then... was at one point considered to be released as a single; see Shunt Q&A: Construction Time Again.
  2. Source: Shunt Q&A: ADDITIONAL TRACKS - remixes / B-sides / demos, second page; about one-third of the way down the page
  3. Thanks to Ronny for transcribing the lyrics. Please note that this is our best effort; the song's vocals are very difficult to make out, so accuracy is not guaranteed.