The Things You Said

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The Things You Said
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:02
Tempo
110 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
C Minor
Recorded
February - July, 1987
Originally released
September 28, 1987
Played live
1 times *
Total live plays
1 times *

'The Things You Said' is a song from the 1987 album Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode.

Notes

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

"'The Things You Said' is that which 'Somebody' isn't, and that's why I love this song. It has a nice side and a bad side. It's about treason, about a man who is disappointed by someone he loved, but luckily, he has real friends by his side. This is one of the songs I have perform right at the front of the stage. I like having a slot of one or two tracks, but I could not go on for any longer, it's way too stressful."

Lyrics


The Things You Said

I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

But they know me better than that

They know me better than that

They know my weaknesses (I never tried to hide them)

They know my weaknesses (I never denied them)


I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

How can a view become so twisted

How can a view become so twisted

They know my weaknesses (I never tried to hide them)

They know my weaknesses (You tried them)


I get so carried away

You brought me down to earth

I thought we had something precious

Now I know what it's worth


I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

I heard it from my friends

About the things you said

I've never felt so disappointed

Never felt so disappointed

They know my weaknesses (I never tried to hide them)

They know my weaknesses (Thought that you liked them)


They know me better than that


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1987 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Things You Said

There are currently 69 recordings of Things You Said available.

Dates where Things You Said was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Things You Said was played 94 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

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

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Things You Said was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Things You Said was played 11 times during this tour.

1. Never Let Me Down Again
2. The Things You Said
List of Music for the Masses songs
3. Strangelove