Something To Do

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Something To Do
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Music Works (Highbury, London)
Hansa Mischraum (Berlin)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:47
Tempo
80 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D♭ Major
Engineering assistance
Ben Ward
Stefi Marcus
Colin McMahon
Design
Martyn Atkins
David A. Jones
Marcx
Photography
Brian Griffin
Photography assistance
Stuart Graham
Recorded
January - August 1984
Originally released
September 24, 1984
Played live
258 times *
Total live plays
258 times *

Notes

When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the '101' CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine 'Best', Alan Wilder said (translated from French):

"It's always difficult to choose the songs you're going to play in concert. There are a lot of things to consider. Generally, we make a list of suggestions and then we talk for hours. We do not necessarily keep the songs that we prefer. We take the ones that go well together, that form a coherent whole and that will keep the audience in suspense for an hour and a half. Given this notion, we can afford to slip in a track like 'Something To Do' which people may not necessarily know, but which does not break the rhythm of the concert."

At the beginning of this track, an "arr, arr" sound can be heard that can be heard throughout 'Blasphemous Rumours' as well. When Alan Wilder was asked about this on Shunt, he replied:

"I can't really remember exactly - you are asking me about a sound made about 14 years ago! It sounds like it was a piece of speech put through a modular synth (possibly some other effects) and distorted. I would think it was then sampled and reproduced from either the Emulator or Synclavier."

Lyrics


Something To Do

My little girl

Won't you come with me

Come with me

Tell me


Is there something to do


I'm going crazy with boredom

Come with me

Tell me


Grey sky over a black town

I can feel depression

All around

You've got your leather boots on


I can't stand another drink

It's surprising this town

Doesn't sink

You've got your leather boots on


Your pretty dress is oil stained

From working too hard

For too little

You've got your leather boots on


You're feeling the boredom too

I'd gladly go with you

I'd put your leather boots on

I'd put your pretty dress on


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1984 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Something To Do

There are currently 179 recordings of Something To Do available.

Dates where Something To Do was played

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Something To Do was played 81 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

Something To Do was played 75 times during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Something To Do was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

Something To Do was played only once during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

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

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Something To Do was not played during this tour.
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