Get The Balance Right

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Get The Balance Right
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Blackwing Studios (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:12 (7-inch/single version)
7:56 (12" version)
Tempo
N/A BPM
Time signature
N/A
Key
N/A
Originally released
January 31, 1983
Played live
62 times *
Total live plays
62 times *

Lyrics


Get The Balance Right

There's more besides

Joyrides

The little house in the countryside

Understand

Learn to demand

Compromise

And sometimes lie


Get the balance right

Get the balance right


Be responsible

Respectable

Stable but gullible

Concerned and caring

Help the helpless

But always remain

Ultimately selfish


When you think you've got a hold of it all

You haven't got a hold at all

When you reach the top

Get ready to drop

Prepare yourself for the fall

You're gonna fall

It's almost predictable


Almost


Don't turn this way

Don't turn that way

Straight down the middle until next Thursday

First to the left

Then back to the right

Twist and turn 'til you've got it right


Get the balance right

Get the balance right


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

Music video

Dates with available recordings of Get The Balance Right

There are currently 33 recordings of Get The Balance Right available.

Dates where Get The Balance Right was played

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

Get The Balance Right was played 14 times during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Get The Balance Right was played 48 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Get The Balance Right was not played during this tour.


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