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 Parralox - I Don't Depend On You


I Don't Depend On You

Written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh

Verse 1
The night
So young
You could lose
You could gain
Your temperature's rising
Better pull into the outside lane
You always say you're not the jealous kind
Then you tell all your friends that I've got one thing on my mind

I've played this scene before, you had one foot in the door
But there's always plenty more, don't try to use me
I don't depend on you, I've got my own friends too
I'll never be your wife, don't try to use me
I've played this scene before, you had one foot in the door
But there's always plenty more, don't try to use me

It's cruel but it's true, I don't depend on you
It's cruel but it's true, go back to the end of the queue

Title I Don't Depend On You
Songwriter   Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh
Vocalist   Louise and John
Backing Vocals   Johanna and Louise
Production #   137
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Karlheinz Stockhausen
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase
Instruments   Omnisphere, Nexus, SEM, Jupiter 4, Poly Six, Pro One
Time   04:56
BPM   120
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2024
Appears on   Parralox - I Don't Depend on You V3 (Acapella) available only on Parralox BandcampParralox - Holiday '15 (Album)Parralox - Travelogue (Album)Parralox - I Don't Depend on You (Single)
Additional Info :

Often credited to The Human League, this track was technically by The Men, who were in actual fact The Human League. Virgin had just signed the band and wanted a "hit", which up till that point the band hadn't really provided. As a compromise the band agreed to release this track, under the pseudonym of "The Men".
In a stunningly prescient moment, this track by THL Mk1 was a portent of what was to come with THL Mk II. Although to be honest, there's no incarnation of The Human League that I don't love.
Ian Burden was going to play Bass Guitar on this track, but it was a last minute rush, so I decided to utilise his talents on other songs for the Subculture album (see Overdrive feat Ian Burden).
Mo Foster played the bass on this track originally, and I spent several hours analysing the bassline and recreating every nuance, albeit in synthetic form. This involved a lot of pitch bending and modulation.
I hope you enjoy it!
If you'd like to hear the original 12" version, you can listen to it on this amazing website >> Burning The Ground (thanks Paul!)

Update July 2020:
Recorded for our cover of the classic Travelogue album, which The Human League originally released in 1979.
Released on Compact Disc on conzoom Records. The Deluxe Edition of "Travelogue" includes 3 Limited Edition CDs.



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