I Want You Now

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I Want You Now
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:44
Tempo
103 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
E Minor
Recorded
February - July, 1987
Originally released
September 28, 1987
Played live
138 times *
Total live plays
138 times *

'I Want You Now' is a song from the 1987 album Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Dave Bascombe said in the 2006 Music For The Masses Remaster DVD documentary:

"It was actually an accordion with just no keys held down. There's a button you press on the accordion which lets all the air out. And that's all it was. But it does sound really disgusting. It's great! Well that song has got some heavy breathing on it anyway, which we sampled from God knows where - I think we actually sampled it from a porn movie, and then we got some girls in to add to it, to make it a bit more high-fi or something."

Dave Bascombe elaborated on it to Super Deluxe Edition in July 2019:

"Well, the breathing, the two samples, originally were sampled from a porn film. They were really lo-fi. Then it was Fashion Week when we were in Paris which terrible, you know [laughs] so models turned up at the studio and we got them to do the samples, just to get it a bit more hi-fi!"

Lyrics


I Want You Now

I want you now

Tomorrow won't do

There's a yearning inside

And it's showing through

Reach out your hands

And accept my love

We've waited for too long

Enough is enough


I want you now


My heart is aching

My body is burning

My hands are shaking

My head is turning

You understand

It's so easy to choose

We've got time to kill

We've got nothing to lose


I want you now


And I don't mean to sound

Like one of the boys

That's now what I'm trying to do

I don't want to be

Like one of the boys


I just want you now


'Cause I've got a love

A love that won't wait

A love that is growing

And it's getting late

Do you know what it means

To be left this way

When everyone's gone

And the feelings they stay


I want you now


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1987 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of I Want You Now

There are currently 93 recordings of I Want You Now available.

Dates where I Want You Now was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

I Want You Now was played 65 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

I Want You Now was played 53 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

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

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • I Want You Now was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

I Want You Now was played 20 times during this tour.

6. Behind The Wheel
7. I Want You Now
List of Music for the Masses songs
8. To Have And To Hold