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TITLE. LYRICS

Peel Session version

Colony

A cry for help, a hint of anaesthesia
The sound
from broken homes
We used to always meet here
I watched all hell break loose, confined and unprepared
Is this what life's about? Is this the dream we share?
Can you help me? Can you spare some time?
No apologies for all these thoughts of mine
I hope to find some friends to maybe lead astray
To wake his daughter's sleep
To turn his father grey

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 | Concert version


 

DETAILS

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


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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


 

STUDIO RECORDING. NOTES

Studio recording | Live recordings

Date: Monday 26 November 1979
Studio: BBC Studios London (UK)
Duration:
4.04
Availability on record:
Heart And Soul | Peel Sessions (#2) | Peel Sessions | The Complete BBC Recordings