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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

The sound of music

See my true reflection
Cut off my own connections
I can see life getting harder
So sad is this sensation
Reverse the situation
I can't see it getting better

I'll walk you through the heartbreaks
Show you all the out-takes
I can't see it getting higher
Systematically degraded
Emotionally a scapegoat
I can't see it getting better

Perverse and unrealistic
Try to make it all stick
I can't see it getting better
Hollow now, I'm burnt out
All I need's a way out
I can't see life getting higher

Love, life, makes you feel we're higher
Love of life makes you feel higher
Higher, higher, higher, higher


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Studio version | Peel Session version


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner
Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner usually swapped their instruments in concert when playing this song


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Studio recording | Peel Session recording

Date: Monday 27 August 1979
Venue: Rock & Music Festival Leigh (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Friday 31 August 1979
Venue: Electric Ballroom London (Camden) (UK)
Duration: 4.26

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Date: Sunday 28 October 1979
Venue: Apollo Theatre Manchester (UK)
Duration: 4.43

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Availability on video: Here Are The Young Men

Date: Friday 9 November 1979
Venue: Rainbow Theatre London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Tuesday 15 January 1980
Venue: Basement Cologne (Germany)
Duration: 4.57

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Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980 (soundcheck)
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 20 February 1980
Venue: Town Hall High Wycombe (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Wednesday 2 April 1980
Venue: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Duration: unknown

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