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3. A Question Of Lust
4. Sometimes
List of Black Celebration songs
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Song Sometimes
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Westside
Genetic (London)
Hansa Mischraum
Length (mm:ss) 1:53
Tempo 125 BPM
Time signature 4
Key G Major
Programmed by Martin L. Gore
Engineering assistance Richard Sullivan
Peter Schmidt
Additional engineering Kevin Paul
Kevin Vanbergen
Roger Johnson
Additional mixing Kevin Paul
Mastered by Tim Young
Mastering engineer Tim Young
Remastering engineer Simon Heyworth
Recording Dave Allen
Recording assistance Phil Tennant
Recording engineer David M. Allen
Photography Brian Griffin
Photography assistance Stuart Graham
Recorded November 1985 - January 1986
Originally released 17 March 1986
Live performances as Depeche Mode 0 times *
Total live performances 0 times *

"Sometimes" is a song from the 1986 album Black Celebration by Depeche Mode.


Martin Gore said in the 1986-02-22 issue of No.1 magazine:

"There is one quite funny song [on Black Celebration] called 'Sometimes' which is about someone who questions their surroundings and ends up becoming tiring and over apologetic."

Vince Clarke wrote an eponymous song for his band Erasure. In June 2017, he told The Quietus:

"Originally the lyric in the chorus wasn't "sometimes" it was "ooh baby". The guy who mixed it said "you can't use 'ooo baby', come up with something else". It was a Mute studio, they had a record cupboard with all their releases in, and I was looking at lyrics on the backs of all these records. Depeche Mode had a song called 'Sometimes' and I thought 'ah well that'll work'. That's how it came about - you're the first person that I've told that to."




Only sometimes

I question everything

And I'm the first to admit

If you catch me in a mood like this

I can be tiring

Even embarassing

But you must

Feel the same

When you look around

You can't tell me honestly

You're happy with what you see

Oh sometimes

Only sometimes

You must be

You must be

As embarassing as me


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1986 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.


Dates where Sometimes was played

Sometimes has never been played live.