When the routine bites hard
and ambitions are low
And the resentment rides high
but emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways,
taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart
again [x4]

Why is the 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
Love, love will tear us apart again [x4]

Do you cry out in your sleep
All my failings expose?
Get a taste in my mouth
As desperation takes hold
Is it something so good
Just can't function no more?
When love

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Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) song meanings
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  • +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 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 Commentthis is the worst cover i have ever heard.
    constanton March 22, 2005   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
  • +1
    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 Commenti love the cover, good song. they even have it on one of their shirts! yay for our boys
    vintage_meon December 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentworst cover in HISTORY! this is truly a terrible tribute to the amazing joy division.
    tonedeafon December 26, 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

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