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Studio version

Something must break

Two ways to choose, on a razor's edge
Remain behind, go straight ahead

Room full of people, room just for one
I can't break out now, the time just won't come

Two ways to choose, which way to go
Decide for me, please let me know

Looked in the mirror, saw I was wrong
If I could get back to where I belong
Where I belong

Two ways to choose, which way to go
Had thoughts for one, designs for both

If we were immortal, we were not there
Washed up on the beaches, struggling for air

I see your face still in my window
Torments yet calms won't set me free

Something must break now, this life isn't mine
Something must break now, wait for the time
Something must break



Concert version

Translations: Español | Français | Italiano | Português



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



Live recording

Date: July 1979
Studio: Central Sound Studios – Manchester (UK)
Duration: 2.48

Availability on record:
Heart And Soul
Note: another
mix was done by Martin Hannett between 28 July and 4 August 1979 while the band was recording at Stockport's Strawberry Studios; only the keyboards were re-recorded during the Strawberry Studios session, and the whole song was remixed (but not entirely re-recorded) this second remix is the most common version and is available on Heart And Soul, Permanent and Still