I've been waiting for a guide to come out and take me by the hand
Could these sensationr make me feel the pleasure of a normal man ?
These sensations barely interest me for another day
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, take the shock away

It's getting faster now, moving faster now, it's getting out of hands
On the tenth floor, down the back stairs, it's a no man's land
Lights are flashing, cars are crashing, getting frequent now
I've got the spirit, lose the feelings, let it out somehow

What means to you, what means to me, and we will meet again
I'm watching you, I'm watching her, I'll take no pity from your friends
Who is right, who can tell, and who gives a damn right now
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know

I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling


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    General CommentProbably my favorite Joy Division song. The guitar on the version of 'Still' never fails to make my hair stand on end. I think this song is Ian's most autobiographical one. His feelings of boredom, inadiquacy and fears of being trapped with a wife and child at such a young age have made him emotionally numb. He longs for something to shake him out of it and eventually , as fellow JD geeks know, took up with a mistress. But that failed to help him and in fact, only made things worse. Coupled with his epilepsy ("lights are flashing") his life has spiraled out of control and he's confused and has no idea what to do until "the new sensation takes ahold." Sadly, it pushed him in to taking his own life as an answer to his problems.
    drmanhattanon May 02, 2005   Link

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