Sometimes

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Sometimes
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Westside
Genetic (London)
Hansa Mischraum
Label
Length (mm:ss)
1:53
Tempo
125 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
G Major
Programming
Engineering assistance
Richard Sullivan
Peter Schmidt
Additional engineering
Kevin Paul
Kevin Vanbergen
Roger Johnson
Additional mixing
Kevin Paul
Mastering
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
March 17, 1986
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

Notes

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."

Lyrics


Sometimes

Sometimes

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

Sometimes


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

Trivia

Dates where Sometimes was played

Sometimes has never been played live.

3. A Question Of Lust
4. Sometimes
List of Black Celebration songs
5. It Doesn't Matter Two