some day Jane S. when you tell me everything
it will make me want to take it too far
and when you ask me everything
I will take it too far
the 20 hundred private loops
making up my AHHHHHHHHH!
Ian Curtis (I can't believe I said it) Wish List
via heave and via gasp
it will seem like and will actually be
just wicked stupid pride
oh what will happen
will you ever bleat out
Jane S. I am kidding
I'm just kidding

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    General Commentno. it is jane s.

    in an interview he talks about "getting drunk and making out" with a girl at a party and really really liking her, but she doesn't really feel the same way.

    then jamie talks about feeling really embarassed about feeling so devastated about the situation because the relationship was never really serious.

    just a "getting drunk and making out at a party" relationship.

    and the reference to an ian curtis wishlist, means a list of things that you have desperately convinced yourself to believe you want and will come true, but realistically never will.

    tragic. like ian curtis' ian curtis wishlist.
    horse_tameron February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyric booklet says "Jane S" but jamie CLEARLY sings "J.S.", and has even admitted this himself
    sithieon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom a CBC radio show archive Jamie Stewart says, "An Ian Curtis wish list is a list of things that you have convinced yourself that you want to have happen, but you know that are never going to happen. But, you've sort of deluded yourself into believing that they're going to happen. So half of your... and then you feel like a total ass about it... like half of your body's completely fooled itself into believing something's happened and half of your body is totally beating yourself up because the other half of the body is fooling itself. So an Ian Curtis wish list is things that would fall into that category… like being crazy into this person.”

    Jamie Stewart also talks about the drunk make-out story that horse_tamer mentioned, which is a funny story in a high school way.

    You can find an audio recording of the interview online by going to the Brave New Waves website.

    I believe that Jane S. is the girl he was obsessed with. In the interview he says, “There was something about this person who gets named in the song very specifically…”

    So yeah… if you’re curious, try and find the interview.
    Andolusiaon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's "J.S." not Jane S. J.S. like jamie stewart.
    phaty4on October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIan Curtis is the frontman of Joy Division - one of Jamie's favourite bands.
    Grobuson January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentan ian curtis wishlist is a conceptual thing. when you become psycho obsessive about a relationship that can't work out. i thought it was "JS" too but he's said the song is about a specific girl so "jane s" would make more sense there.
    christmason April 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a hommage song to ian curtis. i think jamie adores him and maybe loved him...
    Cygnus...Vismundon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti mean, not that i don't believe it says Jane S in the book or that its about some girl, but he's totally saying J.S. and wouldn't it make sense that he's saying his initials as if he's talking from the girls perspective? since it mentions that the person who is talking says they are taking it too far, has wicked pride, and is just kidding about the whole ordeal....i mean, i don't want to pretend like i know what i'm talking about, but that's just the interpretation i got when i listened to it before reading all these posts....i was just curious about how the "ian curtis (ah!) wish list" fit into this so i looked it up.
    mattius6on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that J.S is JOE STEWART, his father.

    I love the intensity in his voice, the raw feeling.
    GoodbyeBlueMondayyon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that Joe stewart, his brother, wouldn't like to be called his father.
    Viscontion January 13, 2008   Link

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