"See You" as written by and Martin Gore....
All I want to do is see you again
Is that too much to ask for?
I just want to see your sweet smile
Smile the way it was before
Well I'll try not to hold you
And I'll try not to kiss you

And I won't even touch you
All I want to do is see you
Don't you know that it's true

I remember the days when we'd walk through the woods
And sit on a bench for a while
I treasure the way we used to laugh and play
And look in each others eyes
You can keep me at a distance if you don't trust my resistance

But I swear I won't touch you
All I want to do is see you
Don't you know that it's true

Well I know five years is a long time
And that times change (oh that times change)
But I think that you will find
People are basically the same (basically the same)
If the water's still flowing, we can go for a swim
And do the things we used to do
And if I'm reluctant you can pull me in
And we can relive our youth
Oh but we'll stay friendly like sister and brother

Though I think I still love you
All I want to do is see you
Don't you know that it's true?

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"See You" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentThis is a great song and i don't know why no one has commented on it yet. This song is basically looking back on an ex and thinking how much they miss them. He hasn't seen her for a long time but he wants them to be friends now. I really relate to this song.
    00:jpstln:00on April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's meaning is obvious, but it's a wonderful song!:)
    XcrowfeatherXon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMartin Gore actually wrote this when he was a teenager. I've read somewhere he was about 14 or 15. Pretty impressive... First song recorded after Vince Clarkes departure. He originally wanted them to have Only you as a "goodbye gift", but they refused. Instead they released this one! :)
    superdigitalon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, :) its totally great, but so are depeche mode. the meaning is very easy to get and to understand.
    chloe0190on August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually refusing "Only You" was a smart move for Depeche Mode in hindsight. Dave did just fine singing "See You" as far as that preciousness
    needed to make this song sound sensitive without it being too sickeningly sweet. I don't think Alison Moyet, as talented as she is, even wants to lose her musical "power" to capture the vulnerability of "See You". However, Alf sure made musical magic with that Hallmark card of a love song, "Only You". This earnest testament about unfailing devotion to one's life partner, I hear, some couples have danced to at their weddings. Sweet!
    pharmageekon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha Martin must of felt the way I feel now... :/
    darkehon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know this song's about a lost love of sorts, but this and Just Cant Get Enough are going to be played at my upcoming wedding... Just too sweet! (Pharmageek had mentioned such.)
    Hellexiseon June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust a great and sincere song. It shows, sometimes we don't need such complicated sentences to express our feelings..
    yildizon March 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is pretty obvious. I get the feeling the relationship might have ended on somewhat good terms, and he misses his ex and wishes to see her again. He doesn't want anything romantic, he won't kiss or even touch her, he just wants to spend time with her again.
    Cactiguyon September 09, 2018   Link

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