Oh Well

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Oh Well
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Chung King (New York)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:25 (7" Edit)
Tempo
124 BPM
Key
A Minor
Programming
Luke Smith
Engineering
Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance
Josh Garcia
Jesse Gladstone
Anthony Palazzole
Pre-production assistance
Sie Medway-Smith
Mastering
Stephen Marcussen
Art direction
Design
ShaughnessyWorks
Tea Design
Recorded
May - December, 2008
Originally released
April 6, 2009
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Oh Well' is a song from the 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode. It was released as a bonus track in the Sounds Of The Universe deluxe box set.

Notes

In the documentary 'Usual thing, try and get the question in the answer' that is included in the 'Sounds Of The Universe' boxset, a whiteboard can be seen with working titles of 'Sounds Of The Universe'. Oh Well's working title is 'Das Toe Stub'. Dave Gahan then says in the documentary:

"[A toe stub] is something that happens when you're playing table football. If sometimes you [play with force], and the player will get the ball caught between its feet and the table. And it's known as "the toe stub", when "boom!", it doesn't go anywhere. It would be very painful. Yeah, that's actually a little collaboration between Martin and myself."

Martin Gore then says in the same documentary:

"There's actually one track that probably won't make the album, but maybe an extra track on the first single and will probably be on the full, extended boxset or whatever. That was originally an instrumental that I wrote. And Dave liked it so much that he put some lyrics to it."

Dave Gahan also says in the same documentary:

"I took the risk. I got it, and I went back to my room after he had [given it to me] in Santa Barbara. And suddenly I was faring on these ideas, and this melody, and some words, actually, that were coming into my head. And when I came back to New York, I put loads of vocals on it, and vocal melodies. And then we back the next time to play each other stuff, and I was like, "Actually, I did this to your song". And Martin didn't really say anything! But we recorded it, and it might end up being the first collaboration between us, which was done in completely different places, in completely different parts of America, and completely different times. But nonetheless, it's a collaboration."

Lyrics


Oh Well

Oh you've got a way about you

Oh I know so much about you

Girl


Life won't be the same without you

Life will surely be the one to tell


Listen to what she's trying to tell you

She could be the one who's going to save you


Oh well

Oh well


Life won't be the same without you

Life will surely be the one to tell


It's nothing to feel ashamed about

Nothing I can complain about


Oh well

Oh well

Oh well

Oh well


Wooooaaaa mumma


Listen to what she's trying to tell you

She could be the one who's going to save you


Oh well

Oh well


It's nothing to feel ashamed about

Nothing I can complain about


O-oh well

Oh well

Oh well

Oh well


Oh you've got a way about you

Oh I know so much about you

Girl


Life won't be the same without you

Life will surely be the one to tell


Oh well

Oh well

Oh well

Oh well


Life won't be the same without you

Life will surely be the one to tell


Oh well

Oh well

Oh well

Oh well


Songwriter: Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2009 EMI Music Publishing Ltd licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd and JJSR Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

Dates where Oh Well was played

Oh Well has never been played live.


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