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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

The only mistake

Made the fatal mistake
Like I did once before
A tendency just to take
Till the purpose turned sour

Strain, take the strain, these days we love

Yeah, the only mistake was that you ran away
Avenues lined with trees planned your course for today
Yeah, the only mistake, like I made once before
Yeah, the only mistake, could have made it before

Strain, take the strain, these days we love

And the only mistake led to rumours unfound
Led to pressures unknown, different feelings and sounds
Yeah, the only mistake, like I made once before
Yeah, the only mistake, could have made it before


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Earlier studio version | Later studio version


 

DETAILS

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


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Earlier studio recording | Later studio recording

Date: Monday 16 October 1978
Venue: Band on the Wall Manchester (UK)
Duration: 4.12

Availability on record:

Date: Friday 13 July 1979
Venue: Russel Club Manchester (UK)
Duration: 4.06

Availability on record: Heart And Soul

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

Availability on record:

Date: Monday 5 November 1979 (soundcheck)
Venue: Pavilion Hemel Hempstead (UK)
Duration: 3.41

Availability on record: