"Dreams Never End" as written by and Stephen Paul David/hook Morris....
My promise could be your fiend
A given end to your dreams
A simple movement or rhyme
Could be the smallest of signs
We'll never know what they are or care
In it's escapable view
There's no escape so few in fear
Give in a changing value

To be given your sight
Hid in a long peaceful night
A nervous bride for your eyes
A fractured smile that soon dies
A love that's wrong from your life and soul
A savage mine had begun
Hello, farewell to your love and soul
Hello, farewell to your soul

Now I know what those hands would do
No looking back now, we're pushing through
We'll change these feelings, we'll taste and see
But never guess how the him would scream
But never guess how the him would scream
But never guess how the him would scream


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"Dreams Never End" as written by Peter Hook Stephen Paul David Morris

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  • +4
    General Comment...actually, I think this song is kind of an apology to the demise of Joy Division and a reassurance that the dream of their vision will live on in New Order. Which they made good on, yes?
    adobe gillison December 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is kind of about the band moving away from being Joy Division and Ian Curtis. "No looking back, now we're pushing through. We'll change these feelings, we'll taste and see. But never guess how the him would scream." Those last lines seem to suggest that they're trying to move forward but there will always be that part of them thinking about Ian...I don't know. That's kind of lame, but whatever.
    I love Hooky's voice on this! He sang this song because his voice is more similar to Ian's than Bernard's, so I think that in itself is indicative that they are trying to find their own direction but not forgetting that they were once Joy Division.
    The music for this is great, too!! It gets stuck in my head really easily though :-)
    fabulash66on June 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUh, I'd have to say this about Ian Curtis(The Him in this song I imagine). Almost sounds like Curtis is haunting over this song while pete hook sings. The 1st track on their debut album.
    Staticburn89on December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best song. I can't believe no one else has commented! I just thought it was talking about a relationship growing old. maybe about falling out of love? i dont know.
    Somaliveon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this is has got to be one of my top five favorite songs of all time. but these lyrics baffle me. who is "the him"? the lyrics are so dark ("hello, farewell to your love and soul") it sounds like it's about someone growing disillusioned and apathetic about life ie "we'll never know what they are or care", "there's no escape", "a fractured smile that soon dies", perhaps it's chronicling the decay of someone's soul? but that's probably taking it too literally...
    brideonfireon July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis should have been a single
    nic-ckon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like it is response to the Joy Division song "Insight": "Dreams always end, They don't rise up just descend." So I guess that would make it directed at Ian.
    Agreed, this should have a single, maybe they thought it sounded to much like ceremony??
    nolovelost11on November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with nolovelost11, i'm not good at finding meanings to songs but i have a feeling that this is somewhat a "speech" of separation from ian and his dark vision of the world, a new beggining, a new direction and a new way to see things
    "No looking back now, we're pushing through
    We'll change these feelings, we'll taste and see"

    sorry for the english :)
    gabitaon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with nolovelost11, i'm not good at finding meanings to songs but i have a feeling that this is somewhat a "speech" of separation from ian and his dark vision of the world, a new beggining, a new direction and a new way to see things
    "No looking back now, we're pushing through
    We'll change these feelings, we'll taste and see"

    sorry for the english :)
    gabitaon December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a very Joy Div. sound to it. First time I heard it I thought it was JD & was somehow mistakenly added to a New Order cd. Static, it does sound as though Ian is haunting over this song, doesn't it? It's fantastic
    diana_xon February 24, 2008   Link

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