"Shellshock" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/hook Sumner....
Shellshock
Shellshock
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Shellshock
Shellshock
Shellshock
Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Until your heart
You call me on the phone, you left me all alone
All I get from you is shellshock
Another day goes by and all I do is cry
All I get from you is shellshock
I'd tell the world and save my soul
But rain falls down and I feel cold
A cold that sleeps within my heart
It tears the earth and sun apart
But that's the way that I can win
A victim of your evil sin
You've lost the hold you've had on me
By causing the changes that you never see
Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Oh
Until your heart
When we walk through open doorways
Counting time in one or more ways
We can't find our peace of mind
And life becomes a life of crime
And that's the day I call your name
I came to you, I called in vain
You lost the faith within your heart
The fire in your soul from the end to the start
Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on, until your heart, until your heart
That's the way
I've been good and I've been bad
But common sense I've never had
No matter how I try and try
I hide the truth behind a lie
But that's the way that I can win
A victim of your evil sin
You lost the faith within your heart
The fire in your soul from the end to the start
Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

Hold on, it's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating


Lyrics submitted by numb

"Shellshock" as written by Stephen Morris John Robie

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentDuckie on a bike in "Pretty in Pink."
    aztecrockeron March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBloody good song this, so many different sounds at once throughout the whole song, one of my favourite N.o songs !!
    deafening_silenceon June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's never enough - it's never enough until your heart stops beating!" New Order rocks!
    lolzorson November 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song has me in a ball of confusion. It's either about drug addiction, a breakup or both.
    Dirk Diggler_44on August 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I can't believe so few people appear to have head this song...this is THE 80s song for me, I am hooked! So freaking good...
    silentexclamationon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song ROCKS. Especially on Substance.
    Andrew Evenstaron July 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a much better song than the band themselves would have you believe. Note how the full length version isn't on the deluxe edition. And neither is the "Shellcock" dub mix with the great powerchord ending.
    imrazoron November 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about the suicide of their band mate Ian Curtis. New Order was formed from the band Joy Division after Ian’s death and knowing this the lyrics heavily point to this for me. Ive tried looking for the banda comments about song meaning and I havent found any but I think this might be it.
    danceypantson March 04, 2018   Link

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