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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Colony

Afraid to look
Afraid to stand behind
Afraid to walk
Afraid to fall in line
Hope I find some friends to maybe lead astray
To see what we could find before it slipped away
Can you help me? Can you spare some time?
No apologies for all these thoughts of mine
My brother thought that I could take the blame
Now I stand right here before the greatest game

I can't see why all these confrontations
I can't see why all these dislocations
No family life, this makes me feel uneasy
Stood alone here in this colony

God in his wisdom took you by the hand
God in his wisdom made you understand
In this colony


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Studio version | Peel Session version


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This song was created on Saturday 11 August 1979 and played live the same day for the first time


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recording | Peel Session recording

Date: Saturday 11 August 1979 (afternoon)
Venue: Eric's Liverpool (UK)
Duration: 4.09

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Date: Monday 13 August 1979
Venue: Nashville Rooms London (Earls Court) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Monday 27 August 1979
Venue: Rock & Music Festival Leigh (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 31 August 1979
Venue: Electric Ballroom London (Camden) (UK)
Duration: 4.11
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Date: Saturday 8 September 1979
Venue: Queens Hall (Futurama) Leeds (UK)
Duration: 3.51

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Date: Saturday 22 September 1979
Venue: Nashville Rooms London (Earls Court) (UK)
Duration: 3.51

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Date: Friday 28 September 1979
Venue: Russel Club Manchester (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Thursday 4 October 1979
Venue: City Hall Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
Duration: 3.35

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Date: Tuesday 16 October 1979
Venue: Plan K Brussels (Belgium)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 26 October 1979
Venue: Electric Ballroom London (Camden) (UK)
Duration: 3.46

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Date: Saturday 27 October 1979
Venue: Apollo Theatre Manchester (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Sunday 28 October 1979
Venue: Apollo Theatre Manchester (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 2 November 1979
Venue: Winter Gardens Bournemouth (UK)
Duration: 3.51

Availability on record: Heart And Soul

Date: Friday 9 November 1979
Venue: Rainbow Theatre London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
Duration: 3.58

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Date: Tuesday 18 December 1979
Venue: Bains-Douches Paris (France)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Thursday 17 January 1980
Venue: Plan K Brussels (Belgium)
Duration: 3.52

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Date: Friday 18 January 1980
Venue: Effenaar Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Duration: 3.48

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Availability on video: Here Are The Young Men

Date: Monday 21 January 1980
Venue: Kant Kino Berlin (Germany)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 8 February 1980
Venue: University College Union London (Bloomsbury) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Thursday 28 February 1980
Venue: Warehouse Preston (UK)
Duration: 4.01

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Fractured Box | Preston 28 February 1980 | Refractured Box One

Date: Wednesday 5 March 1980
Venue: Trinity Hall Bristol (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 2 April 1980
Venue: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Saturday 19 April 1980
Venue: Ajanta Theatre Derby (UK)
Duration: unknown

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