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TITLE. LYRICS

Studio version

The only mistake

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

Change, feel the change, the change 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

Change, feel the change, the change 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 | Concert version


 

DETAILS

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


 

STUDIO RECORDING. NOTES

Earlier studio recording | Live recordings

Date: Monday 4 June 1979
Studio: Pennine Sound Studios Oldham (UK)
Duration: 3.41

Availability on record:
Heart And Soul