It's No Good

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It's No Good
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Abbey Road
Eastcote
Westside
Strongroom
RAK (London)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Larrabee West (Los Angeles)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:58 (album version)
4:06 (radio edit)
Tempo
99 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
B♭ Minor
Programming
Engineering
Q
Engineering assistance
Paul Hicks
Guy Massey
Lee Fitzgerald
Tom Rixton
Gary Forde
Lee Phillips
Jamie Campbell
Jim
Greg
Audie Chamberlain
Robbie Kazandjian
Mixing
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Keyboards
Vocal coach
Evelyn Halus
Art direction
Colour prints
Brian Dowling
Sleeve design
Area
Recorded
January, 1996 - February, 1997
Originally released
March 31, 1997
Played live
327 times *
Total live plays
327 times *

Notes

Martin Gore in Bong issue no. 37, 1998:

"This is the one that sounded most like Depeche Mode on [Ultra], but I still really like it, because it’s again, just on that right side of commerciality. I think it’s really good when we achieve that balance."

Dave Gahan told MTV in 1997:

"It was the most Depeche Mode sounding song that we've put out for a long time. The title itself is pretty funny, Depeche Mode's new single, "It's No Good." I like that."

Lyrics


It's No Good

I'm going to take my time

I have all the time in the world

To make you mine

It is written in the stars above

The gods decree

You'll be right here by my side

Right next to me

You can run, but you cannot hide


Don't say you want me

Don't say you need me

Don't say you love me

It's understood

Don't say you're happy

Out there without me

I know you can't be

'Cause it's no good


I'll be fine

I'll be waiting patiently

Till you see the signs

And come running to my open arms

When will you realise

Do we have to wait till our worlds collide

Open up your eyes

You can't turn back the tide


Don't say you want me

Don't say you need me

Don't say you love me

It's understood

Don't say you're happy

Out there without me

I know you can't be

'Cause it's no good


I'm going to take my time

I have all the time in the world

To make you mine

It is written in the stars above


Don't say you want me

Don't say you need me

Don't say you love me

It's understood

Don't say you're happy

Out there without me

I know you can't be

'Cause it's no good


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1997 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of It's No Good

There are currently 197 recordings of It's No Good available.

Dates where It's No Good was played

1997 Ultra Parties

It's No Good was played 6 times during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

It's No Good was played 65 times during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

It's No Good was played 85 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • It's No Good was not played during this tour.

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

  • It's No Good was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • It's No Good was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

It's No Good was played 102 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • It's No Good was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

It's No Good was played 69 times during this tour.

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