There was a boy
I almost knew him
A glance exchanged
Made me feel good
Leaving some signs
Now a legend
The dream was wrought
Where thoughts were heard
Love is reserved
From previous times

[chorus]
Like a dead bird in the dirt
Like a rusty can on the ground
I don't believe in stardom
Machinery in action
Full of experts
Full of experts
Same old order
Same old order
Same old order

Watch with obsession
Some accident of beauty
Try to capture
As the light begins to fail
Shapes to compose
Shadows of frailty
The dream is better
Dissolves into softness
But the end
The end is always the same

[chorus]

There was a boy
I almost knew him
A glance exchanged
Made me feel good
Leaving some signs
Now a legend


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    General CommentIan Curtis. "Some accident of beauty" is a perfect description of Joy Division because they couldn't really sing or play their instruments and that was part of what made them great. Vini says, "Full of experts" with such bitterness I think he is saying it's too bad that Ian died because he had an innocence that most of the people still left lack. Maybe they have technical ability but they are not as sincere or something. Same old order might have to do with New Order, I don't know how Vini felt about the band. I personally like them and I think their music actually was new.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 18, 2008   Link

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