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TITLE. LYRICS

Second studio version

Novelty

When people listen to you don't you know it means a lot
Cause you've got to work so hard for everything you've got
Can't rest on your laurels now, not when you've got none
You'll find yourself in a gutter, right back where you came from

Where you gonna run to now? Where you gonna hide?
All the dreams you ever had are tied up deep inside
Thinking on your own of past, of every small mistake
Never took a chance at all, with everything at stake

You slap our backs and pretend you knew
About all the things that we were gonna do
What ya gonna do, what ya gonna do when it's over?

You're all on your own now, don't you think that it's a shame?
But you're the only one responsible to take
the blame
Staring in the mirror now, with everything you've seen
Looking to the due to do, and see
what might have been

You slap our backs and pretend you knew
About all the things that we were gonna do
What ya gonna do, what ya gonna do when it's over?


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

First studio version | Third studio version | Concert version


 

DETAILS

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


 

STUDIO RECORDING. NOTES

Other studio recordings | Live recordings

Date: July 1979
Studio: Central Sound Studios Manchester (UK)
Duration: 4.05

Availability on record: