If You Want

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Notes

From the November 1984 issue of International Musician And Recording World:

Alan: "We were doing this combination with Martin doing his Indian voice combined with a bassoon type sound."

Martin: [launches into his Indian voice] "It was pretty ethnic."

Demo version

If You Want is the penultimate track on the 1984 album "Some Great Reward" and is the second track on Alan Wilder's 1984 "Some Great Reward" Demo Tape, which consists of four tracks. You can stream the entire demo track below, or download the entire four-track demo tape here.

Lyrics

Note that these are lyrics for the demo version of If You Want. There is a single change in lyrics between the demo and the album versions at the last line of the song: "still" and "may" are reversed between the two.

Working week's come to its end
Party time is here again
Everyone can come if they want to
If you want to be with me
If you want to be with me
You can come with me if you want to

Exercise your basic right
We could build a building site
From the bricks of shame is built the hope
If you want to be with me
If you want to be with me
Even though you may still not want to

Let tomorrow and today
Bring a life of ecstasy
Wipe away your tears of confusion
If you want to be with me
If you want to be with me
You can come with me if you want to

Even though you still may not want to


Dates with available recordings of If You Want

There are currently 56 recordings of If You Want available.

Dates where If You Want was played

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

If You Want was played 81 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

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

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • If You Want was not played during this tour.