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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Interzone

I walked through the city limits. Someone talked me in to trying to do it
Attracted by some force within it. Had to close my eyes to get close to it
Around a corner where a profit lay. Saw the place where she'd a room to stay
A wire fence where the children play. Saw the bed where the body lay
And I was looking for a friend of mine. And I had no time to waste
Yeah, looking for some friends of mine

The cars screeched, hear the sound on dust. Heard a noise, just a car outside
Metallic blue turned red with rust. Pulled in close by the building's side
In a group all forgotten youth. Had to think, collect my senses now
Turned on to a knife-edged view. Find some places where my friends don't go
And I was looking for a friend of mine. And I had no time to waste
Yeah, looking for some friends of mine

Down the dark streets. Getting darker now
The houses looked the same. Faces look the same
And I walked round and round. No stomach torn apart
Nail me to a train. Had to think again
Trying to find a clue. Trying to move away
Trying to find a way to get out. Had to move away and keep out

Saw twelve windows, ten in a row. Behind a wall I looked down low
The lights shine like a neon show. Inserted deep felt a warmer glow
No place to stop, no place to go. No time to lose, had to keep on going
I guess they died some time ago. I guess they died some time ago
And I was looking for a friend of mine. And I had no time to waste
Yeah, looking for some friends of mine


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Earlier studio version | Later studio version


 

DETAILS

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


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lyrics printed in italics (above) were sung by Ian Curtis, and the rest by Peter Hook, like in a duet


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Earlier studio recording | Later studio recording

Date: Saturday 16 June 1979
Venue: Odeon Canterbury (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Sunday 17 June 1979
Venue: Royalty Theatre London (Holborn) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 11 July 1979
Venue: Roots Club Leeds (UK)
Duration: 1.56

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Date: Friday 13 July 1979
Venue: Russel Club Manchester (UK)
Duration: 2.00

Availability on record: Heart And Soul

Date: Wednesday 8 August 1979
Venue: Romulus Club Birmingham (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Saturday 11 August 1979 (afternoon)
Venue: Eric's Liverpool (UK)
Duration: 2.09

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Date: Saturday 11 August 1979 (evening)
Venue: Eric's Liverpool (UK)
Duration: 1.53

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Note: only
Peter Hook was singing; Ian Curtis had some sort of a fit and was not onstage for this number

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: 1.57

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

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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: 2.03

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Date: Friday 2 November 1979
Venue: Winter Gardens Bournemouth (UK)
Duration: 2.26

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Date: Monday 5 November 1979
Venue: Pavilion Hemel Hempstead (UK)
Duration: 1.54 (cut at the end)

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Date: Saturday 10 November 1979
Venue: Rainbow Theatre London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
Duration: 1.54

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

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Date: Friday 11 January 1980
Venue: Paradiso Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Duration: 2.12

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Date: Tuesday 15 January 1980
Venue: Basement Cologne (Germany)
Duration: 2.23

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Date: Friday 18 January 1980
Venue: Effenaar Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Duration: 2.05

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Date: Thursday 28 February 1980
Venue: Warehouse Preston (UK)
Duration: 2.13

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Fractured Box | Preston 28 February 1980 | Refractured Box One

Date: Friday 4 April 1980
Venue: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Saturday 5 April 1980
Venue: Winter Gardens Malvern (UK)
Duration: unknown

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