Composed of Broken Records (takealookaround) wrote in steevssongofday,
Composed of Broken Records

Erasure- Sometimes

Originally released on 1987's Circus, the song shot to the number 6 position of the UK pop charts and heralded a large following for Erasure that lasts even today. The pop craftsmanship here is amazing- an overtly sexual and unavoidably catchy song. As an all synth-based act, the group is esteemed for it's use of synthetic textures and harmonic layering. The number of different instruments used on this track is astonishing- estimated at somewhere around 30. And to be able to flawlessly combine and integrate those instruments and sounds into a pop masterpiece is Erasure's true art. Sometimes was later released as a radio single, on a gay rights compilation album and on Erasure's 'best of' CD, Pop! 20 hits. All in all, this song stands as a prime example of Erasure's pop fortitude.

Erasure (unofficial home page)

Erasure on Maverick Records

What the All Music critics think

CD Now Discography

(Cover Art: Pop! 20 hits)


It's not the way you lead me
By the hand into the bedroom
It's not the way you leave 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
Ooh sometimes
It's the broken heart
That decides

It's not the way 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
Want your body next to mine

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