"Boys Say Go!" as written by and Vince Clarke....
You don't understand
This is a demand
And I think that I have to show you
Try to look inside
Take me for a ride
In the day and the night
Get to know you

Boys meet boys get together
Boys meet boys live forever
Don't say no
Boys say go

I can run away
If you never stay
And the rain and the pain and the sorrow
I'm not very sure
When you close the door
If the end is the same as tomorrow

Boys say go!

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"Boys Say Go!" as written by Vince Clarke

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    General Commentthis song speaks to me in ways no other song ever could. to me, it's a social commentary on the cold war
    bumblebeefrenzyon December 13, 2001   Link
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    General CommentUh. Social commentary about the cold war? Highly unlikely. Vince Clarke - who wrote this song - isn't exactly known for penning symbolic and insightful double entendres, so much as infectiously catchy "what you hear is what you get" pop songs. Depeche Mode weren't much more than a synthpop band among the throngs until Martin Gore assumed full song-writing responsibility and turned the band in to a masterpiece-producing phenomenon, following the departure of Vince Clarke. Before gaining mainstream success, Depeche Mode gained a loyal "underground" following in the club circuit - particularly in the gay community. "Boys Say Go!" and "What's Your Name?" (both are on Speak and Spell), are blatantly homoerotic songs - a classic example of catering to the largest audience at that time.
    FaithinaBoxon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGAY!!!! OK! GAY! but funny. I love DM.
    Mode000on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGAY!!!! OK! GAY! but funny. I love DM.
    Mode000on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think it's a gay song. Probably to appeal to their the homosexual audience. Fletch even wore a policeman cap, for God's sake!!! ;)
    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the courtship rituals of gay caballeros rather than a commentary about the cold war
    CuteSparkinaon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song so much, because it was the first I've heard of DM.

    Yeah, I think it is a gay song. If fact, I always thought about Depeche Mode as a gay group (and I'm not talking about their sexuality).
    jeffbpon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about some bloke choosing his mates (pals/friends) over a girl.
    Modefanon December 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentEeeek!!

    Again, I'm a huge DM fan...but Speak and Spell sits untouched in my cd case. DM got infintely better after Vince Clarke left.
    LuvMartinGoreon June 13, 2007   Link

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