(All I wanna do is)
(All I wanna do is)
(All I wanna do is)
(All I wanna do is)

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 wanna do is see you
Don't you know that it's true?

I remember the days when we walked through the woods
We'd sit on a bench for a while
I treasure the way we used to laugh and play
And look in each other's 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 wanna 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 (that times change)
But I think that you'll 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
Ah, but we'll just stay friendly like sister and brother
Though I think I still love you

All I wanna do is see you
Don't you know that it's true?
All I wanna do is see you
Don't you know that it's true?

All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)
All I wanna do is (see you, see you, see you)


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    Martin 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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    This 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 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    It's meaning is obvious, but it's a wonderful song!:)

    XcrowfeatherXon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    i 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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    Actually 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
  • 0
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    Haha Martin must of felt the way I feel now... :/

    darkehon November 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    I 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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    Just 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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    I 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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    I'm at a crossroads in a situationship. I've been telling myself that we can still talk, but I don't want to see him again. This song popped randomly into my head this morning. Whenever this happens, I take it as a sign. It's funny, I used to think this was a sex based relationship and I wanted more, but now it seems that every time I see him, I have to touch him! I think I want to see him more often, but I'm feeling rejected by him so I think we're better off as friends (without benefits) but I don't think I can see him anymore. I haven't told him yet, because I feel confused. I love him, but I think we're incompatible, basically. We have a music connection and sometimes I tell him about the messages I get through songs.

    jennifer son April 22, 2021   Link

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