The Things You Said

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The Things You Said
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Song The Things You Said
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Dave Bascombe
Daniel Miller
Recorded at Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Length (mm:ss) 4:02
Tempo 110 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key C Minor
Recorded February - July, 1987
Originally released 28 September 1987
Live performances 106 times *
Total live performances 106 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.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "The Things You Said"
Main article: List of dates where "The Things You Said" was played