RELEASE DATE
16th February 1987 (Germany), 16th February 1987 (UK), TBC (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
The Circus

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

itdoesnthavetobe_seveninch

MUTE56 (UK) & INT 111.845 (DE)
A – It Doesn’t Have To Be [3:41]
B – In The Hall Of The Mountain King [2:31]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

itdoesnthavetobe_twelveinch

12MUTE56 (UK) / INT 126.858 (DE)
A1 – It Doesn’t Have To Be (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix) [7:12]
B1 – Who Needs Love Like That (Betty Boop Mix) [7:31]
B2 – In The Hall Of The Mountain King [2:31]

UK & GERMANY

itdoesnthavetobe_twelveinch_2

L12MUTE56 (UK) / INT 126.859 (DE)
A1 – It Doesn’t Have To Be (Cement Mix) [5:21]
B1 – Heavenly Action (Holger Hiller Mix) [4:28]
B2 – n The Hall Of The Mountain King (New Version) [2:58]

CD SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

itdoesnthavetobe_originalcd

CDMUTE56 (UK) & MUTE IRS 977.777 (DE)
It Doesn’t Have To Be [3:41]
Sometimes [3:37]
Oh L’Amour [3:04]
Heavenly Action [3:20]
Who Needs Love Like That [3:03]
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) [4:50]
In The Hall Of The Mountain King [2:31]

CD SINGLES (1993):

UK & GERMANY

itdoesnthavetobe_reissuecd

CDMUTE51 (UK) & INT 826.770 (DE)
It Doesn’t Have To Be [3:41]
In The Hall Of The Mountain King [2:31]
It Doesn’t Have To Be (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix) [7:12]
Who Needs Love Like That [7:31]


CHART POSITIONS
12 (UK)

VIDEO

Directed by Gerard de Thame. Production Company HLA.

NOTES
The CD was originally released in a 7″ Vinyl card sleeve. A double 7″ vinyl pack featured the standard 7″ Vinyl bundled with early editions of the ‘Sometimes’ 7″ Vinyl (DMUTE56).

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

‘In The Hall Of The Mountain King’ written by Grieg, arranged by Erasure. ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ written by Andersson/Ulvaeus, published by: Bocu Music Ltd.

Produced by Flood.

Recorded at Worldwide International, The Garden and The Strongroom.

‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ produced by Erasure, engineered by Paul Kendall.

‘It Doesn’t Have To Be [Boop Oopa Doo Mix]’ mixed by Phil Harding.

‘Who Needs Love Like That [Betty Boop Mix]’ mixed by Mark Stent.

‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [Remix]’ mixed by Paul Kendall.

‘It Doesn’t Have To Be [Cement Mix]’ mixed by Rico Conning.

‘Heavenly Action [Holger Hiller Mix]’ mixed by Holger Hiller.

‘In The Hall Of The Mountain King [New Version]’ mixed by Vince Clarke, engineered by Peter Griffiths.


Design by Me Company.

LYRICS

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE

You are on one side and I am on the other
Are we divided?

You are on one side and I am on the other
Are we divided?
Why can’t we live together?

There are no rights
This isn’t your decision
We need to talk of changing things
But no one wants to listen

It doesn’t have to be like that
It doesn’t have to be like that
It doesn’t have to be like that

A heart on the inside the same as any other
Are we divided?
Someone always has to suffer

We are broken
There’s no one left to change it
Is that the way it has to be?
Why can’t we rearrange it?

It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that

Alava mo ja na me me limbaniango limbaniago
Zimbabwe abo naga na me me limbaniango limbaniago
Alava mo ja na me me limbaniango limbaniago
Zimbabwe abo naga na me me limbaniango limbaniago

What is the secret in calling me a brother?
Are we divided?
Always one against the other

We are strong now
Put down the ammunition
For what we know is right
Is gonna break down this division

It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one, one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that (one against one, one against one)
It doesn’t have to be like that

You are on one side and I am on the other
Are we divided?

WHO NEEDS LOVE LIKE THAT

Who needs love like that?

There’s something going on, something not quite right
There something strange a-happening to me
There’s someone at the door, I hear voices in my head
It seems things aren’t the way they ought to be

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

It seemed so clear before I held my point of view
I kept my conversation never changed
And now it’s all gone wrong and words are kinda hard
And nothing else around me looks the same

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

Love can turn you upside-down then leave you cold
It’s plain to see you’re losing all control

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

I’d like to understand, like to find out why
I can’t remember all the lines I should say
But then I see your face and nothing really counts
Don’t tell me now this feeling will stay

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

Love can turn you upside-down then leave you cold
It’s plain to see you’re losin’ all control

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

Who needs love like that?
Who needs love like that?

Who needs love like that?

SOMETIMES

It’s not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom
It’s not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor

Been thinking about you, I just couldn’t wait to see
Fling my arms around you as we fall in ecstasy

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes
It’s the broken heart that decides

It’s not the way that you caress me, toy with my affection
It’s not my sense of emptiness you fill with your desire

Climb in bed beside me, we can lock the world outside
Touch me, satisfy me, warm your body next to mine

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes
It’s the broken heart that decides

Woah

Ooh, sometimes
The truth is harder than the pain inside, yeah
Ooh, sometimes
It’s the broken heart that decides

OH L’AMOUR

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

Looking for you,you were looking for me
Always reaching for you, you were too blind to see
Oh love of my heart why leave me alone?
I’m falling apart, no good on my own

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

Why throw it away? Why walk out on me?
I just live for the day, for the way it should be
There once was a time I had you here by my side
You said I wasn’t your kind, only here for the ride

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

No emotional ties, you don’t remember my name
I lay down and die, I’m only to blame
Oh love of my heart, it’s up to you now
You tore me apart, I hurt inside-out

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

HEAVENLY ACTION

Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action, reaction
Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action

Found out I was standing in your firing line
You made your mark, your arrow went through me
Cut a real impression on this heart of mine
I’m loving – what is happening to me?

Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action, reaction
Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action

Be my lover
I don’t want another
My angel from heaven
Be my lover
I don’t want another
My angel from heaven

Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action

Arrow in my heart, yeah we were meant to be
I knew it was my name you were calling
Celebration, now you’re standing next to me
Show me love emotion, I’m falling

Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action, reaction
Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action

Be my lover
I don’t want another
My angel from heaven
Be my lover
I don’t want another
My angel from heaven

Angel, angel

Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action, reaction
Angel made in heaven
All I want is your love
Gimme some of that action

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

In my dreams, I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all
I’d fall around and have a ball

Half past twelve, and I’m watching the late show
In my flat all alone
How I hate to spend an evening on my own
Autumn winds blowing outside the window
As I look around the room
And it makes me so depressed to see the gloom

There’s not a soul out there
No one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Movie stars, find the end of the rainbow
With that fortune to win
It’s so different from the world I’m living in
Tired of T.V., I open the window
And I gaze into the night
But there’s nothing there to see, no one in sight
There’s not a soul out there, no one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

There’s not a soul out there, no one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme