RELEASE DATE
6th October 1986 (Germany), 6th October 1986 (UK), TBC (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
The Circus

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

sometimes_seveninchvinyl

MUTE51 (UK) & INT 111.843 (DE)
A – Sometimes [3:37]
B – Sexuality (Single Mix) [3:55]

USA

sometimes_seveninchvinyl

Sire 7-28362
A – Sometimes [3:37]
B – It Doesn’t Have To Be (Single Edit) [3:41]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

sometimes_twelveinchvinyl

12MUTE51 (UK) / INT 126.854 (DE)
A1 – Sometimes (12″ Mix) [5:22]
B1 – Sexuality (12″ Mix) [6:41]
B2 – Say What (Remix) [7:15]

UK & GERMANY

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L12MUTE51 (UK) / INT 126.855 (DE)
A1 – Sometimes (Shiver Mix) [5:50]
B1 – Sexuality (Private Mix) [5:56]
B2 – Senseless (Remix) [5:07]

USA

sometimes_twelveinchvinyl_2

Sire 20614-0 (USA)
A1 – Sometimes (Extended Mix) [5:22]
A2 – Sometimes (Shiver Mix) [7:30]
B1 – It Doesn’t Have To Be (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix) [7:12]
B2 – Sexuality (Private Mix) [5:56]

CASSETTE

UK

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CMUTE51 (UK)
Sometimes [3:37]
Sexuality (Single Mix) [3:55]
Who Needs Love Like That [3:03]
Heavenly Action [3:21]
Oh L’Amour [3:04]

CD SINGLES (1993):

UK & GERMANY

sometimes_cdsingle

CDMUTE51 (UK) & INT 826.770 (DE)
Sometimes [3:37]
Sexuality (Single Mix) [3:55]
Sometimes (12″ Mix) [5:22]
Sexuality (12″ Mix) [6:41]
Say What (Remix) [7:15]


CHART POSITIONS
85 (UK) | 16 (DE)

VIDEO
CURRENTLY UNVAILABLE
Directed by Gerard de Thame. Production Company Lee Lacy.

NOTES
The double 7″ vinyl pack featured the standard 7″ Vinyl bundled with early editions of the It Doesn’t Have To Be 7″ Vinyl (DMUTE56).

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

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

Produced by Flood.

Recorded at Worldwide International, The Garden, The Strongroom and The Powerplant.

‘Say What’, ‘Senseless’, ‘Who Needs Love Like That’, ‘Heavenly Action’ and ‘Oh L’Amour’ produced by Flood, assisted by A. Clay, P.Legg and N.Hine.

Recorded at Trident, Powerplant, Blackwing and Livingstone. Trumpet on ‘Sometimes’ by Guy Barker. Additional backing vocals on ‘Say What’ by The Stomp Crew (Mark, Jay, Alistair, David, Barry and Mark). Guitar on ‘Who Needs Love Like That’ by Maurice Michael. Bass on ‘Heavenly Action’ by Dave Foster.

‘Sometimes’ mixed by Flood and Daniel Miller.

‘Sexuality (Single Mix)’ mixed by Flood and Mike Pela.

‘Sometimes (12″ Mix)’ mixed by Erasure.

‘Sexuality (12″ Mix)’ and ‘Say What (Remix)’ mixed by Flood.

‘Sometimes (Shiver Mix)’ and ‘Sexuality (Private Mix)’ mixed by Rico Conning.

‘Senseless (Remix)’ mixed by: Flood

‘Oh L’Amour’ mixed by Daniel Miller and Flood assisted by Phil Legg.


Design by Me Company.

LYRICS

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

SEXUALITY

Do it
Any way you like it
Give it
Everything you’ve got
Shake it
Move your body
Love it
If you like it or not

Sexuality, sensuality

Come up to my room
Let’s not pretend you’re shy about it
Sexuality
Come up to my room
Let’s make amends, can’t do without it
Sensuality

Lose it
One step in the right direction
Use it
In every possible way

Sexuality, sensuality

Come up to my room
Let’s not pretend you’re shy about it
Sexuality
Come up to my room
Let’s make amends, can’t do without it
Sensuality

Sensuality

Strip it
We’ve got obvious intentions
Show it
Let’s tell the world about it
Play it
We’ve got no rules or regulations
Do it

Sexuality, sensuality

Come up to my room
Let’s not pretend you’re shy about it
Sexuality
Come up to my room
Let’s make amends, can’t do without it
Sensuality

Come up to my room
Let’s not pretend you’re shy about it
Come up to my room
Let’s make amends, can’t do without it
Sensuality

Come up to my room
Let’s not pretend you’re shy about it
Sexuality
Come up to my room
Let’s make amends, can’t do without it
Sensuality

SAY WHAT

Say what
Make out
Say what
Make out

There’s a crazy situation keeps my body hot
What’s infatuation? Something you ain’t got
There’s fire inside
A love so bright

Say what
The hell do you think you’ve done?
Drive me higher and higher
Make out
There ain’t nothing going on
Oh you’re such a liar

Without no future what’s the use in keeping tight?
Always wrapped up in yourself, oh you’re alright
Why should I fall?
No love at all

Say what
The hell do you think you’ve done?
Drive me higher and higher
Make out
There ain’t nothing going on
Oh you’re such a liar

Momma said that you’re as good as dead
If you don’t call the shots yourself
Love don’t come easy

Say what
Love, love, love
Love don’t come easy
Make out

Why’d you try to fool me? I see, got no heart
Fool me, try to rule me, tore my head apart
Say lover, move on
See right from wrong

Say what
The hell do you think you’ve done?
Drive me higher and higher
Make out
There ain’t nothing going on
Oh you’re such a liar

Momma said that you’re as good as dead
If don’t call the shots yourself

Say what
The hell do you think you’ve done?
Drive me higher and higher
Make out
There ain’t nothing going on
Oh you’re such a liar

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?

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

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?