SONGS

home

Index | Unseen songs | Unfinished songs | Covers | Complete list of songs | Songs by record | Translations


 

TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Love will tear us apart

When routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high
But emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways
Taking different roads
Then love will tear us apart again

Why is the bedroom so cold?
You've turned away on your side
Is my timing that flawed?
Have our feelings run dry?
Yet there's still this appeal
That we've kept through our lives
But love will tear us apart again

You cry out in your sleep
All my failings exposed
There's a taste in my mouth
As desperation takes hold
Just that something so good
Just can't function no more
When love will tear us apart again


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Studio version | Peel Session version


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner
Ian Curtis played the guitar, and Bernard Sumner the keyboard


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recordings | Peel Session recording

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

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 26 October 1979
Venue: Electric Ballroom London (Camden) (UK)
Duration: 3.52

Availability on record:

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

Availability on record:
Availability on video: Here Are The Young Men

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

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 2 November 1979
Venue: Winter Gardens Bournemouth (UK)
Duration: 3.31

Availability on record:

Date: Monday 5 November 1979 (soundcheck)
Venue: Pavilion Hemel Hempstead (UK)
Duration: 3.20

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 9 November 1979
Venue: Rainbow Theatre London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
Duration: 3.41

Availability on record:

Date: Tuesday 18 December 1979
Venue: Bains-Douches Paris (France)
Duration: 3.17

Availability on record: Fractured Box | Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979 | Refractured Box One

Date: Friday 11 January 1980
Venue: Paradiso Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Duration: 3.08

Availability on record:

Date: Tuesday 15 January 1980
Venue: Basement Cologne (Germany)
Duration: 3.08

Availability on record:

Date: Thursday 17 January 1980
Venue: Plan K Brussels (Belgium)
Duration: 3.12

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 18 January 1980
Venue: Effenaar Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Duration: 2.58

Availability on video:

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

Availability on record:

Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: 2.56

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 29 February 1980
Venue: Lyceum Ballroom London (Strand) (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

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

Availability on record:

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

Availability on record:

Date: Thursday 3 April 1980
Venue: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

Date: Saturday 5 April 1980
Venue: Winter Gardens Malvern (UK)
Duration: 2.59

Availability on record:

Date: Tuesday 8 April 1980
Venue: Derby Hall Bury (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:
Note: vocals by
Alan Hempsall, of Crispy Ambulance