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TITLE. LYRICS

Studio version

At a later date

Why must we be put down when we try to get away?
Why must we all grow up when we could just play and play?
Good things in life are free, can't buy everything, that's true
Only one thing wrong with that, what it don't buy I don't use

Only thing I'm thinking of is why are we all here?
There must be more to do at nights than drinking rotten beer
The world's a very shady place, and you can't trust a soul
"Grin and bear it" seemed the thing, when it just gets a hold
At a later date, it might come out a fright
At a later date, I hope that you're alright

Human beings are dangerous and they call me in the dark
But everything gets twice as cold in marching for a lark
There's loads of things I'd like to do if I could find the time
Working really tires me and I think I'll turn to crime
At a later date, I hope they start it soon
At a later date, before we hit the moon

I just can't be bothered to make an effort here at all
People make you feel your contributions are too small
I just can't be bothered to make an effort here at all
People make you feel your contributions are too small
At a later date, I'll be awful great
At a later date, someone somewhere blew it
At a later date


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Concert version

Translation: Italiano


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Steve Brotherdale | Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Bernard Sumner


 

STUDIO RECORDING. NOTES

Live recording

Date: Monday 18 July 1977
Studio: Pennine Sound Studios Oldham (UK)
Duration: 3.11

Availability on record:
Note: this song was included in the project of song list for
Heart And Soul, but finally did not appear on the final version