"Ruined In A Day" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/hook Sumner....
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I may be wrong but you're missing
There's something wrong you could say
Ruined in a day
You could be the lover of jade
Forever on your own in the shade
Let's do it anyway

Some people like to deceive you
While others may feel that they need you
While I do the best that I can
Keeping my life in my hands

And if you feel
Your cradle rocking
Then take the wheel
Don't let me stop you
(Hang around for awhile)
But stop acting like a child
Every step we take is the one
That's gonna undo what you've done
It could take all day

Some people like to deceive you
While others may feel that they need you
But I do the best that I can
I keep my world in my hands

Some people like to deceive you
While others may feel that they need you
But I do the best that I can
Keeping my world in my hands


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"Ruined in a Day" as written by Peter Hook Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

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    General Commentsad sad
    oxbowon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's anyone's guess what these lyrics are about, but I love the cryptic nature nevertheless! This is a perfect song to listen to on a gray day, with heavy rain, thunder and lightning! :)
    RuinedInADayon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPosted this on the World (The Price Of Love) lyrics meaning webpage......a constant theme of Bernard Sumner's throughout the "Republic" album is his disappointment and feeling of betrayal at the demise of Factory Records.

    It's no secret he blamed Tony Wilson for the loss of their label and blowing loads of cash on the insane disaster that was the Happy Monday's "Yes Please!" record along with mismanaging the Hacienda nightclub.

    From that aspect, you can see Sumner talking directly to or about Wilson.,,,"stop acting like a child"....."some people like to deceive you" - that drift is there.

    The symbolic demise of Factory is felt in the "ruined in a day" line and melancholy feel of the song.....dark, sad like a rainy day it remains my favorite track on the disc.

    PS - Bernard has said publicly that this song is obliquely about a school yard fight he had as a lad. So who knows really?
    atlbobr69on February 07, 2013   Link

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