"Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover)" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
When routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high
But emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways
Taking different roads
Love, love will tear us apart
Again, again, again, again

Why is this bedroom so cold
Turned away on your side?
Is my timing that flawed
Our respect run so dry?
Yet there's still this appeal
That we've kept through
Our lives

[Repeat: x4]
Love, love will tear us apart again

You cry out in your sleep
All my failings exposed
There's a taste in my mouth
As desperation takes hold
Just that something so good
Just can't function more

[Repeat: x7]
Love, love will tear us apart again

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"Love Will Tear Us Apart" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis Bernard Sumner

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is the worst cover i have ever heard.
    constanton March 22, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe original is awesome, so much real emotion, so much longing. perfect. It's not a fast song, but the way the riff hits is awesome.
    I like this version a lot, but it's pretty hard to improve on perfection ;)
    The two versions are pretty different, so might not ruin it! The original is frequently voted as one of the best songs of all time, it's something you need to hear!
    moomoosnakeon December 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentworst cover in HISTORY! this is truly a terrible tribute to the amazing joy division.
    tonedeafon December 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHoly fuck, how can that pussy excuse for a cover be anything over the original!!
    I love the original, no one can do better, but FOB murdered it personally. I don't like FOB.
    -IheartBeanieBoy-on January 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha anyone who thinks joy division sucks asshole, is clearly the asshole. You can't compare the two versions, but I always love Patrick's voice.
    idiotgirlon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprobably one of the best songs for patricks voice.. i mean his voice is amazing on this cover..i havent heard the joy divsion one, but i think that this one shows the emotion of the words
    justmeggeron July 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsomeday, I'm going to make a CD of the worst covers EVER, and this one is going right between The Used and MCR's cover of Under Pressure and Orgy's cover of Blue Monday. PUKE.
    callmemichaelon December 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwtf dude.
    justmegger says...

    probably one of the best songs for patricks voice.. i mean his voice is amazing on this cover..i havent heard the joy divsion one, but i think that this one shows the emotion of the words

    so you have't heard the original, yet you are comparing how patrick shows his emotion in the words, opposed to how Ian Curtis shows his emotion in the words. Ian being the original song writer from the amazing band Joy Division, i think shows his emotions, not Patrick who does not own the words to this song. sorry justmegger, but that aggravated me. go listen to the original and you will clearly hear the emotion in Ian Curtis, i promise. oh yeah, and to all you other fruitcakes, Fall Out Boy is a good pop-punk band, but they are definatley not worthy of creating an attempt to cover a classic song by an amazing band. and to think that hearing the original will ruin the song???!!! are you crazy??? you can't say that about listening to covers. Hearing the original should only make you appreciate the song more. whateva.
    datical11on December 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, for starters, the only people capable of liking this song would be the Fall Out Boy teenies, you know, the ones that are like: "OMG PATRICK IZ SOOOOO CUTE!!!!111!!!1" Patrick sounds as though he's trying to mimic Ian Curtis' voice, and fails miserably at it. In short: Fall Out Boy do shit covers. This song being one of the worst covers ever. Oh, and anyone who thinks the original, which is, in my opinion, by the greatest band ever, "sux ass hole", is a fucking moron.
    Christa___on January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"but the fact that the guy who sings it sounds like hes on dying"

    Possibly the only reason this song was ever a hit for Joy Division is because their lead singer, Ian Curtis killed himself shortly before their first american tour.

    FOB manadged to take a song sang in utter depression by a band that never was big in their time and turn it into another fucking way of making themselves look like they are "emotional" . This hardly a tribute to Joy Division, as its coming from a "punk" band who cites Guns and Roses as their influence. This is just as bad as Hilary Duff's "My Generation" and Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes" covers. You people are idiots for even liking this. then again, i dont think Ian Curtis was "hawtt" enough for any of you to even listen to Joy Division. Hell, I'd think Pete Hook would be pissed for ruining his stunning bass line.
    Staticburn89on January 27, 2006   Link

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