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TITLE. LYRICS

Concert version

Warsaw

I was there in the backstage
When first light came around
I grew up like a changeling
To win the first time around
I can see all the weakness
I can pick all the faults
Well I concede all the faith tests
Just to stick in your throats

31G

I hung around in your soundtrack
To mirror all that you've done
It's on the right side of reason
To nail the three lies for one
I can see all the cold facts
I can see through your eyes
All this talk made no contact
No matter how hard we tried

31G

I can still hear the footsteps
I can see only walls
I slid into your man-traps
With no hearing at all
I can see contradiction
I can see only lies
All I want is a just law
Just to free my pride

31G

350125


 

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Earlier studio version | Later studio version


 

DETAILS

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


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In his lyrics, Ian Curtis refers to the serial number 31G-350125, which was assigned to Rudolf Hess when he was imprisoned after the Second World War


 

LIVE RECORDINGS. NOTES

Earlier studio version | Later studio version

Date: Wednesday 14 March 1979
Venue: Bowdon Vale Youth Club Altrincham (UK)
Duration: 2.14

Availability on record:

Date: Tuesday 2 October 1979
Venue: Mountford Hall (University) Liverpool (UK)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Tuesday 18 December 1979
Venue: Bains-Douches Paris (France)
Duration: unknown

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Date: Thursday 17 January 1980
Venue: Plan K Brussels (Belgium)
Duration: 2.28

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Date: Friday 18 January 1980
Venue: Effenaar Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Duration: unknown

Availability on record:

Date: Thursday 28 February 1980
Venue: Warehouse Preston (UK)
Duration: 2.36

Availability on record:
Fractured Box | Preston 28 February 1980 | Refractured Box One