JOY DIVISION - From Here.... To Eternity
- PAROLES de "STILL" -

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Still

01- Exercise One
02- Ice Age
03- The Sound of Music
04- Glass
05- The Only Mistake
06- They Walked in Line
07- The Kill
08- Something Must Break
09- Dead Souls
10- Sister Ray
11- Ceremony
12- Shadowplay
13- A Means to an End
14- Passover
15- New Dawn Fades
16- Transmission
17- Disorder
18- Isolation
19- Decades
20- Digital

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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 audiophone
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



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Ice Age


Seen the real atrocities, buried in the sand
Stockpiled safety for a few -
we stand holding hands I -
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 - 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)



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The Sound of Music


See my true reflection
put out my own connections
I can see it's getting
harder, so sad is this sensation
Reverse the situation,
I can't see it getting better


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


For person unrealistic,
try to make it all stick
I can see it getting harder,
all am now am burnt out
All I need's a break out,
I can't see it getting higher


Love - life don't you feel we're
higher, higher, higher
don't you feel higher, higher, etc.



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Glass


Hearts fail -- young hearts fail
Anytime -- pressurised
Over here --overtired
Take it quick -- take it neat
Cross your hands -- touch your feet

Take it quick -- take it neat (2)

Hearts fail -- young hearts fail
Anytime -- whearing down
On the run -- underground
Put your hand -- where it's safe
Lay your hand -- where it's safe
Do it again
Do it again and again and again (4)


Anytime -- that's your right
Don't you which you do it again
Overheat -- overtire

Don't you which you do it again (3)

Anytime -- that's your right
Don't you which you do it again

Don't you which you do it again

I bet you wish you do it again

Do it again (3)



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The Only Mistake


Made the fatal mistake like
I did once before
Tendency just to take till
the purpose stood sour
Strain - take the strain,
these days - we learn
Strain - feel the strain,
as these days - we learn
Yeah, the only mistake was
that you ran away
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



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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 line (8-16)
Walked in line (2)



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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 traded in
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



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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



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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)



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Sister Ray

(paroles du VelvetUnderground)





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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)



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Shadowplay


To the centre of the city where all roads
meet looking for you
To the depths of the ocean
where all hopes sank searching for you
Moving 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 you wanted to
I let them use you for their own ends
To the centre of the city in the night
waiting for you (2)



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A Means to an End


A legacy, so far removed
One day will be improved
Eternal rights beleft behind,
We were the better kind
You this day met free too,
I always looked to you (3)

We fought for good,
stood side by side
Our friendship never died
But stranger ways that froze on highs,
our vision touched the skies
Mortal list - the points to prove
I put my trust in you (3)

A house somewhere, on foreign soil
Where aching lovers called
Is this your goal, your final deeds
Where dogs and vultures eat?
Permitted still, I turned to go
I put my trust in you (4)
In you, in you, in you
Put my trust in you, in you



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Passover


This is the crises I knew had to come
Destroying the balance
I'd kept
Doubting and settling and turning 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 the 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 defense
Disturbing and purging my mind
I count up my duties -
when all's said and done
I know that I'll lose every time

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

Is this the gift that I wanted to give
Forgive and forget's
what they teach
I'll pass through the deserts and waste -
lands once more
And watch as they drop by the beach

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



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New Dawn Fades


Change of speed, a change of style
A change of scene, 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
We'll give you everything and more
The strain's too much,
can't take much more
Oh I've walked on water,
run through fire
Can't seem to feel it anymore
It was me - waiting for me
Hoping for something more
Me - see me in this time -
Hoping for something else



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Twenty-four Hours


So this is permanence -
Love shattered pride
What once was innocence,
turned on its side
A cloud hangs over me,
marks every move
Deep in the memory,
what once was love

Oh how I've realized, I wanted time
Put into perspective,
try so hard to find
Just for one moment I thought
I'd got my way
Destiny unfolded -
watched it slip away

Excessive flash points,
beyond all reach
Solitary demands for all
I'd like to keep
Let's take a ride out,
see what we can find
Valueless collection of hopes
and past desires

I never realized the lengths
I'd have to go
All the darkest corners of a sense
I didn't know
Just for one moment -
hearing someone call
Looked beyond the day in hand
There's nothing there at all

Now that I've realized how it's
all gone wrong
Got to find some therapy -
this treatment takes too long
Deep in the heart of where
sympathy held sway
Got to find my destiny before
it gets too late



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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
Be left a blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight

We would go on as though nothing was wrong
Hide from these days to remain all alone
Staying in the same place, just staring at the tide
Touching from a distance, further all the time

Dance, dance, dance, dance,
dance to the radio (4)

Well I could call out when the going gets tough
The things we've learned are no longer enough
No language, just sound is all we need know
To synchronise love to the beat of the show

And we could dance -- dance, dance,
dance, dance, to the radio (4)



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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)



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Isolation


Be clear 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
But life as it 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

Isolation (3)
But if you could just see the beauty
These things I could never describe
Pleasures and wayward distraction
Is this my wonderful prize?
Isolation (5)



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Decades


Here are the young men,
a weight on their shoulders
Here are the young men,
well where have they been?
We knocked on 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 had 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)



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Digital



Feel it closing in, feel it closing in
A fear of whom I call,
hearing someone call
I feel it closing in, I feel it closing in
Day in, day out (6)


I feel it closing in,
As patterns seem to form
I feel it cold and warm
As shadows start to fall
I feel it closing in, I feel it closing in
Day in, day out (5)


I'd have the world to just see
whatever happens to my 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 (4)

Fade away (11)

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



 

 




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