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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert 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
Staring in the mirror now, with everything you've seen
Looking back and telling the crowd just
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?

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
What ya gonna do when the novelty fades away?
Yeah, what ya gonna do when the novelty fades away?

And 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 | Second studio version | Third studio version


 

DETAILS

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


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recordings

Date: Sunday 2 October 1977
Venue: Electric Circus Manchester (UK)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 13 July 1979
Venue: Russel Club Manchester (UK)
Duration: 3.49

Availability on record: Heart And Soul