See You

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Notes

You can read more about the inspiration and creation of 'See You' here.

Daniel Miller wrote in the sleeve notes for the A Broken Frame Remaster CD in 2006:

"Martin had brought a PPG, one of the first digital keyboards. It was called a wave table synth and was pretty advanced for its time, but very unreliable. We got some sounds on it that we wouldn’t have otherwise got — the choir sound on ‘See You’ came from that."

The magazine Electronics & Music Maker said in their May 1982 issue:

"'See You' [...] features a great melodic sequencer bass line (using a Roland MC4 Microcomposer) and some truly wonderful vocal and bell sounds courtesy of the newly acquired PPG Wave 2 digital/analogue synth."

Martin Gore told Kingsize magazine in May 2001:

"Do I feel any affection for things like 'See You'? Not really, no. It was the first song I wrote after Vince left, and I think I was just trying to copy his style. It was a nightmare recording because we still lived in Basildon and caught the last train back from London. It was always a dodgy train, full of drunkards, and we always got into fights, sometimes because we were recognised, but usually it was just pure Essex violence!"

Lyrics


See You

All I want to do is see you again

Is that too much to ask for

I just want to see your sweet smile

Smiled the way it was before


Well I'll try not to hold you

And I'll try not to kiss you

And I won't even touch you


All I want to do is see you

Don't you know that it's true


I remember the days when we walked through the woods

We'd sit on a bench for a while

I treasure the way we used to laugh and play

And look in each others eyes


You can keep me at a distance if you don't trust my resistance

But I swear I won't touch you


All I want to do is see you

Don't you know that it's true


Well I know five years is a long time and that times change

But I think that you'll find people are basically the same


If the water's still flowing we can go for a swim

And do the things we used to do

And if I'm reluctant you can pull me in

We can relive our youth


But we'll just stay friendly like sister and brother

Though I think I still love you


All I want to do is see you

Don't you know that it's true


All I want to do is see you

Don't you know that it's true


All I want to do is

See you

All I want to do is

See you


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Music video

Dates with available recordings of See You

There are currently 106 recordings of See You available.

Dates where See You was played

1982 See You Tour

See You was played 39 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

See You was played 48 times during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

See You was played 47 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

See You was played 77 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • See You was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • See You was not played during this tour.

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

  • See You was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • See You was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • See You was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.


2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • See You was not played during this tour.


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