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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

Chorus
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

Bridge
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 & John
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 2021
Appears on   Parralox - Holiday '15Parralox - Travelogue (Album)
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 Mk I 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.

 


 

Lyrics


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TRAVELOGUE (ALBUM)


Parralox - Travelogue (Music Video)
Travelogue
Parralox - Dreams of Leaving (Music Video)
Dreams of Leaving
Parralox - Life Kills (Music Video)
Life Kills
Parralox - The Black Hit of Space (Music Video)
The Black Hit of Space
Parralox - Only After Dark (Music Video)
Only After Dark
 
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HOLIDAY '15 (2015)

 

Parralox - In Heaven (Music Video)
Parralox - I Want To See The Light (Music Video)
Parralox - Gods and Monsters (Music Video)
Parralox - The Sundial (Music Video)

In Heaven

I Want To See The Light Gods and Monsters The Sundial
       
Parralox - Stranger's Thoughts (Music Video)
Parralox - Being Boiled (Music Video)
Parralox - Empire State Human (Music Video)
Parralox - Circus Of Death (Music Video)

Stranger's Thoughts

Being Boiled Empire State Human Circus Of Death
       
Parralox - Morale - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Music Video)
Parralox - Always On My Mind - In My House (Music Video)
Parralox - I Don't Depend On You (Music Video)
Parralox - Voyager (Music Video)

Morale / You've Lost That Loving Feeling

Always On My Mind / In My House I Don't Depend On You Voyager
       
Parralox - Rocket Science (Music Video)
Parralox - Paris Mon Amour (Music Video)
Parralox - Blank Image (Music Video) Parralox - Blank Image (Music Video)

Rocket Science

Paris Mon Amour    
       
Parralox - Being Boiled (Behind The Scenes)
Parralox - Empire State Human (Behind The Scenes)
Parralox - Paris Mon Amour (Behind The Scenes)
Parralox - Blank Image (Music Video)

Being Boiled
(Behind The Scenes)

Empire State Human
(Behind The Scenes)
Paris Mon Amour
(Behind The Scenes)
 
       

Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records

Parralox - Travelogue (Compact Disc)CD - Parralox - Travelogue

Tracklist :
01 The Black Hit of Space
02 Only After Dark*
03 Life Kills
04 Dreams of Leaving
05 Toyota City

06 Crow and a Baby
07 The Touchables
08 Gordon's Gin**
09 Being Boiled
10 WXJL Tonight

Bonus Tracks
11 Marianne
12 Dancevision
13 Rock 'n' Roll/Nightclubbing
14 Tom Baker
15 Boys and Girls
16 I Don't Depend On You
17 Cruel

Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Compact Disc)Bonus CD1 - Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix)
02 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix)
03 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament)
04 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub)
05 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament Instrumental)
08 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub Instrumental)

* All previously unreleased on CD

Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD2 - Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Limited Edition)


Tracklist :
01 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix)
02 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix)
03 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix)
04 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
05 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
08 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
09 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)

* All previously unreleased on CD

 

Parralox - Megamix 2017 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD3 - Parralox - Megamix 2019 (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Wildlife (7th Heaven Club Mix)
02 Sharp as a Knife
03 Crying on the Dancefloor feat. Francine (7th Heaven Club Mix)
04 Don’t Talk About Love (Nicolas Reeves Remix)
05 Eye in the Sky (Purechild + Stereolove Remix)
06 Creep (Cosmic Dawn Remix Extended)
07 Aeronaut (Rich B & Phil Marriott Club Mix)
08 Electric Nights (7th Heaven Remix Extended)
09 New Light (Rotersand Vs Timo Van Laak Rework)

Megamix by Costa Lakoumentas


Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records