You Move

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You Move
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Jungle City (New York)
Label
Columbia
Mute Records
Length (mm:ss)
3:50
Tempo
92 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
B♭ Minor
Programming
Matrixxman
Kurt Uenala
Engineering
Jimmy Robertson
Mixing assistance
Brendan Morawski
Mastering
Brian Lucey
Studio assistance
Connor Long
Óscar Muñoz
David Schaeman
Brendan Morawski
Drums
Art direction
Design
SMEL
Recorded
April - August, 2016
Originally released
March 17, 2017
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'You Move' is a song from the 2017 album Spirit by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Martin Gore told n.tv.de (translated from German):

"So far, [writing songs together with Dave] has worked well. I think that we both like to work alone. I had this vague idea for a song [You Move] and I sent him a sound file. He then added text and vocals and sent the file back to me, so that I could complete the song."

Dave Gahan told Amazon:

"It was a weird song. Martin had sent me this rhythm track that was really odd, and he said "I don't know what to do with this, maybe you can have a go at doing something to it." So I was baffled at first, but it almost felt like he had sent me an incredible challenge, because it has such a weird time signature and weird sounds. And there wasn't a lot of chord structure to it that I could really latch onto. So I let it just simmer and I left it alone, and I was like "I don't know, this is like a jigsaw puzzle." But then one night I was in bed and I suddenly remembered this rhythm playing that Martin had sent me, and I suddenly got this hookline into my head, 'I like the way you move'. And there was something about what he had sent me too. I just couldn't get it out of my head, so I got out and kind of threw something into my iPhone. And the next day I went into my studio and I kind of formulated my idea into a melody and this lyric came out. I don't really know why. Sometimes music is like that: you respond to something, it's call and response, somehow. But I thought it's really interesting, us doing a little collaboration too. I hope that in the future we can do more of that. I'm certainly open to the idea of Martin sending me things. He's a great songwriter, and if he comes with a finished song and gives it to me, I think there's plenty of room for us to maybe explore it too. I'd quite like that, that's definitely a taste of what could come."

Dave Gahan revealed on WFUV Radio that the lyrics were inspired by the song that ultimately became 'Europa Hymn' from Martin Gore's 2015 'MG' album:

"I was happy that [Martin Gore released 'MG', in 2015]. When we finished making Delta Machine, there was a number of bits and pieces left over that we haven't developed into songs, or... they are instrumentals. And I think that Martin sort of got the idea then that maybe he was gonna go away and produce more of an instrumental album-type album, more sort of filmic in some ways. I remember when I first heard it, a few of them I was like "Oh, I remember that was something you played me, a part of it." I really liked a couple of things: I liked 'Europa Hymn' especially, the first piece which set the whole thing up. I liked the way it moved. Hence a song later on that became on this album was with a hookline "I like the way you move". I wrote that down - I mean, Martin doesn't know this - but I had [written] that down, and when Martin sent me an instrumental piece which became "Move", which was really odd, rhythmically. At first I was like "Why did he send me this?" He said, "Look, maybe I don't know what to do with this, maybe you can come up with a vocal melody, and some lyrics." It stayed with me for a bit, and then I was looking through some of my old bits and pieces on my phone, some things where I had thrown down a phrase or something, something that had come in my head, and that line came up ["I like the way you move"]. That tied me into actually that piece that he did on his instrumental record ['Europa Hymn']."

Dave Gahan explained the lyrics to Paradiso:

"[I]t is about one person seeing another person and respecting and seeing the moves, but also knowing that: "You're not gonna get me like that. You're gonna have to do more than that. I'm tempted. I like the way you move." And it's a bit sarcastic, and it's also like at the end of a relationship that maybe has worked in a way for a long time in a certain way, but it needs to change."

Lyrics


You Move

We had something, that was yesterday

Temptations knocking at my door

You talk to me about the life we could've had

But we don't have that life no more


But I like the way you move

Yeah I like the way you move for me tonight

I like the way you move

I like the way you move for me tonight

Alright now


If you give me something that you and I can play

Let me ring your bell

I don't need you, I don't need your ball and chain

There's no water in that well


But I like the way you move

I like the way you move for me tonight

I like the way you move

I like the way you move for me tonight

Alright yeah

All night

Alright now

All night


Imagination is all it takes

You came knocking at my door

You talk to me about the life we should have had

You know, you could have given more


But I like the way you move

Yeah I like the way you move for me tonight

Yeah I like the way you move

I like the way you move for me tonight

Alright now


All night


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore and Dave Gahan
Publishing Information: ©2016 Sony ATV Music Corp., Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. and JJSR Productions Inc. All rights on behalf of itself, Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. and JJSR Productions Inc. admin. by Sony ATV Music Corp. (BMI). (USA) Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing Ltd Licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. and JJSR Productions Inc. (Rest Of The World)

Dates with available recordings of You Move

  • There are currently no recordings of You Move available to download.

Dates where You Move was played

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • You Move was not played during this tour.