Joy Division - Still

Exercise One

When you're looking at life
in a strange new room
Maybe drowning soon,
Is this the start of it all?
Turn on your TV,
Turn down you pulse
Turn away from it all,
it's all getting too much

When you're looking at life,
deciphering scars
Tense group all who sit
still in their cars
The lights look bright
when you reach outside
Time for one last ride
before the end of it all

Ice Age

Seen the real atrocities, buried in the sand
Stockpiled safety for a few -
we stand holding hands
I'm living in the iceage (2)

Nothing will hold, nothing will fit
Into the cold, no smile on your lips
Living in the iceage (3)

Searching for another way,
see them hide behind the door
Live in holes and disused shafts
hoped a little more
I'm living in the iceage (2)

Nothing will hold, nothing will fit
Into the cold, no smile on your lips
Living in the iceage (3 4)

Sound of Music

Brrrrr, brrrr, eeeeee, yahoooooaaeeeeee....
See my true reflection
put off my own connections
I can see life getting
harder, so sad is this sensation
Reverse the situation,
I can't see it getting better

I'll walk you through the heartbreaks,
show you all the out-takes
I can't see it getting higher,
systematically degraded
Emotionally a scapegoat,
I can't see it getting higher

Perverse and unrealistic,
try to make it all stick
I can see it getting better,
all am now am burnt out
All I need's a way out,
I can't see life getting higher

Love of life makes you feel we're
higher, higher, higher etc
Love of life makes you feel higher

Glass

Hearts fail - young hearts fail
Anytime - that's allright
Over here - all the time
Take it quick - take it neat
Cross your hands - twist your feet
Take it quick - take it neat (2)
Hearts fail - young hearts fail
Anytime - whereabout?
On the run - on the ground
Put your hand - where it's safe
Lay your hand - where it's safe
And do it again
Do it again and again and again (4)

Anytime - that's allright
Told ya we should do it again
Over here - all the time
Told ya we should do it again (3)
Anytime - that's allright
Told ya we should do it again
Told ya we should do it again
I betcha we should do it again
Do it again (5)

The Only Mistake

Made the fatal mistake like
I did once before
Tendency just to take till
the purpose stood sour
these days - we learn
Strain - feel the strain,
as these days - we learn
Yeah, the only mistake was
that you ran away
Avenues lined with trees planned your course
for the day
Yeah, the only mistake like I made
once before
Yeah, the only mistake could have
made it before

Strain - take the strain,
these days - we learn
Strain - take the strain,
these days - we learn
And the only mistake led to rumours
and found
Led to pleasures and pain different
feelings and sounds
Yeah the only mistake like
I made once before
Yeah the only mistake could have
made it before

They Walked in Line

All dressed in uniform so fine
They drank and killed to pass the time
Wearing the shame
of all their crimes
With measured steps they walked in line
They walked in line (8)

They carried pictures
of their wives
And number tags
to prove their lies
They walked in line (8)
Full of a glory never seen
They made it through the whole machine
To never question anymore
Hypnotic trance
they never saw
They walked in a line (8-16)
Walked in line (2)

The Kill

Moved in a hired car
and I find no way to run
Adds every moment longer
had no time for fun
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all
I kept my eyes on you

I had an impulse to clear it all away
I used the tactics - make everybody pay
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all
I kept my eyes on you

Oh I keep it all clear
I've paid the graces there
No kidding, misuse -
no sign of blood

Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all
I kept my eyes on you
Yeah through it all
I kept my eyes on you
But through it all
I kept my eyes on you

Something Must Break

To waste and choose or raise the dead
With pain behind go straight ahead
Room full of people grouping
as one
I can't break out now
the time just won't come

To waste and choose which way to go
Decide for me please let me know
Looked in the mirror
saw I was wrong
If I could get back to - where I belong

To waste and choose which way to go
I paused for one
whom signs forbode
If we were immortal we would not bear
Washed up on the beat here
Struggle for air
I see you face still in my window
Tormented clouds won't set me free
Something must break now -
this life isn't mine
Something must break now -
wait for the time

Dead Souls

Someone take these dreams away
That point me to another day
A duel of personalities
That stretch all true reality
And keep calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me

When figures from the past stand tall
And mocking voices ring the hall
Imperialistic house of prayer
Conquistadores who took their share
And keep calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me

Calling me, calling me (2)
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
The keep calling me (2)

Ceremony

I've heard them all,
no mercy shown
Heaven knows it's got to be this time
What she'd heard,
these things she said
This time she cried
and failed to wait, this time

Oh I've heard them all, no mercy shown
Heaven knows it's got to be this time
Avenues all lined with trees
Pictures me and then you start watching,
watching forever (2)
Forever - watching love grow
Forever - letting me know (2)

Shadowplay

To the centre of the city where all roads
meet waiting for you
To the depths of the ocean
where all hopes sank searching for you
I was grooving through the silence without motion
waiting for you
In a room with no window in the corner,
I found truth

In the shadowplay, acting out your
own death, knowing more
As the assassins all grouped
in four lines,
Dancing on the floor,
And with cold steel, odour on their bodies,
made a move to connect
I could only stare in disbelief
as the crowds all left

I did everything, everything I wanted to
I let them use you -
for their own ends
To the centre of the city in the night
waiting for you (2)

A Means to an End

A legacy - so far removed
one day will be improved
Eternal rights we left behind
we were the better kind
Two the same, set free too
I always looked to you (3)

We fought for good,
stood side by side
Our friendship never died,
stranger ways, the lows and highs
Our vision touched the sky
Mortal this, we parted too soon
I put my trust in you (3)

A house somewhere on foreign soil,
where aching lovers call
We've come to this, our final goal,
where dogs and vultures eat
Permitted still, I turned to go
I put my trust in you (5) in you (3)

Passover

This is the crises I knew had to come
Destroying the balance
I'd kept
Doubting and turning and moving around
Wondering what will come next

Is this the role that you wanted to live?
I was foolish to ask for so much
Without the protection and infancy's guard
It all falls apart at first touch

Watching the reel as it comes to a close
Brutally taking its time
People who change for no reason at all
It's happening all of the time?

Can I go on with this train of events
Disturbing and pursuing my mind
I'll back out of my duties -
when all's said and done
I know that I'll lose every time

Moving along in our God giving ways
Safety is sat by the fire
Sanctuary from these feverish smiles
Left with a mark on the door

Can I go on
with this chain of events
Disturbing and purging my mind
Back out of my duties -
when all said and done
I know that I'll lose every time

This is a crises I knew had to come
Destroying the balance
I'd kept
Moving along to the next set of lies
Wondering what will come next

New Dawn Fades

Change of scene, a change of speed
A change of style, with no regrets
A chance to watch
admire the distance
Still occupied - though you forget
Different colours, different shades
Over each - mistakes were made
I took the blame
Directionless, so plain to see
A loaded gun won't set you free
So you say

We'll share a drink and step outside
An angry voice and one who cried
Oh, I'll give you everything and more
The strain's too much,
can't take much more
Oh, I've walked on water,
danced through fire
Can't seem to take it anymore
It was me - It was me
Waiting for me this time
Hoping for something more
Hoping for something else
Hoping for something fine
Hoping for something more
Waiting for me this time

Transmission

Radio live - transmission - radio live -
transmission
Listen to the silence, let it ring on
Eyes dark, relentless, frightened of the sun
We would have a fine time living in the night
B'left a blind destruction,
waiting for our sight - sight

We would go on as though nothing
was wrong
Hide from these days we remain all alone
Staying in the same place
just starin' at the tide
Touching from a distance,
further all the time
Dance, dance, dance, dance,
dance to the radio (4)

I would go on as though nothing
was wrong
And hide from these days
when the music goes on
Staying in the same place,
we're sparing no time
Gift who could value no-one
inside
And we could dance, dance, dance, dance,
dance to the radio (4)

Disorder

I've been waiting for a guide to come
and take me by the hand
Could these sensations make me feel
the pleasures of a normal man
New sensations bear the innocence -
leave them for another day
I've go the spirit, lose the feeling
take the shock away

It's getting faster, moving faster now,
it's getting out of hand
On the tenth floor, down the backstairs
into no-man's land
Lights are flashing,
cars are crashing,
getting frequent now
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it
out somehow

What means to you,
what means to me -
and we will meet again
I'm watching you, I watch it all
I take no pity from friends
Who is right and who can tell,
and who gives a damn right now
Until the spirit, new sensation
takes hold - then you know (3)
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling (2)
Feeling (7)

Isolation

In fear every day, every evening
It calls here aloud from above
Carefully watched for a reason
Mistaking devotion and love
Surrendered to self-preservation
From others who care for themselves
A blindness that touches perfection
Appears just like anything else -
Isolation (3)

Mother I tried, please believe me
I'm doing the best that I can,
I'm ashamed of the things
I've been put through;
I'm ashamed of the person I am
But if you could just see the beauty,
these things I could never describe
This is my one consolation
This is my wonderful prize

Decades

Here are the young men,
a weight on their shoulders
Here are the young men,
well where have they been?
We knocked on the doors
of hell's darker chambers
Pushed to the limits
we dragged ourselves in
Watched from the wings as
the scenes were replaying
We saw ourselves now as
we never have seen
Portrayal of the traumas and degeneration
The sorrows we suffered
and never were freed
Where have they been (4)

Weary inside, now our hearts
lost forever
Can't replace the fear
or the thrill of the chase
These rituals showed up the door
for our wanderings
Opened and shut, then slammed
in our face
Where have they been (4)

Digital

Feel it closing in,
feel it closing in
The fear of whom I call,
hearing someone call
Feel it closing in,
feel it closing in
Day in, day out (8)

Feel it closing in,
shadows start to fall
Feel it cold and warm,
patterns on the wall
Feel it closing in,
feel it closing in
Day in, day out (8)

Just wish in your soul to see
just whatever happens
With your decorum and then just fade away
I see you fade away, don't ever fade away
I need you here today
Don't ever fade away, don't ever fade away
Fade away (11)

........thank you, goodnight