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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Ice age

I've seen the real atrocities buried in the sand
Stockpiled safety for a few while we stand
holding hands

I'm living in the ice age
Nothing will hold
Nothing will fit
Into the cold
It's not an eclipse
Living in the ice age

Searching for another way, see them hide behind the door
Live in holes and disused shafts,
hopes for little more

I'm living in the ice age
Nothing will hold
Nothing will fit
Into the cold
No smile on your lips
Living in the ice age


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Studio version | Unseen version


 

DETAILS

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


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Also called Living in the ice age, (Living in the) ice age or Waiting for the ice age on bootlegs


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recordings

Date: Sunday 10 September 1978
Venue: Royal Standard Bradford (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Sunday 4 March 1979
Venue: Marquee London (Soho) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 14 March 1979
Venue: Bowdon Vale Youth Club Altrincham (UK)
Duration: 2.29

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

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

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Date: Tuesday 2 October 1979
Venue: Mountford Hall (University) Liverpool (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 3 October 1979
Venue: University Leeds (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Tuesday 30 October 1979
Venue: New Theatre Oxford (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 18 January 1980
Venue: Effenaar Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Duration: 2.45

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Note: the drums started at a very low tempo, and it accelerated up to the normal tempo

Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980 (soundcheck)
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: 2.37

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

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