"Love Will Tear Us Apart" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
When the routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high
But emotions won't grow
And we are changing our ways
Taking different roads

Then love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again

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

Love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again

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, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again


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    General Commentthe original version by joy division was almost uncoverable. somehow shes taken that song and done this amazing version. tottally opposite in that its minimalistic, slow, light textures, and of course sung by a female. and yet shes revived the emotion, extending it and making it an even more powerful song. one of the best covers of any song ever
    saladaon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI find this song so touching. even though it's very emotionally sad, i can feel how much emotion was put into the song everytime i hear it. makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    ggollysandraaon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSusanna is one of those rare artists that you can hear the emotion in her voice when she sings. This is a cover song, originally recorded by Joy Division, I believe, and it's been covered by a few other bands...but I absolutely love this version. She sings it so beautifully.

    When I hear this song I think of two people in a relationship that are kind of growing apart from each other and they feel like the relationship has come to a stand-still. They separate but ultimately come together again for some reason they can't really figure out. They love each other, but they know deep down that it's coming to an end...or really, that it's been over for some time.

    "Our respect runs so dry
    Yet there's still this appeal
    That we've kept all our lives

    Love, love will tear us apart again"

    I also think this lyric is written so perfectly:
    "When the routine bites hard"

    The imagery fits so well. It's you realizing so suddenly how monotonous your life is that it feels like you've been bitten...hard.
    But that credit goes to the writer of the song, I suppose.

    This is one of those songs that I put on repeat and just listen.
    LilyBearon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought, after the Fall Out Boy version, that this song could not be covered.
    This song is definitely proving me wrong.
    It's beautifully sung and I love it everytime I hear it.
    She brought a whole new meaning to this song.

    I first heard this when it appeared on Grey's Anatomy.
    It fit perfectly.
    brokenspeech__on July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also first heard this version on Grey's Anatomy (which was by chance), and I became obsessed with finding who did it; it's by far my favorite cover of this song. Beautiful, beautiful song.
    Beta7on November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard this on grey's anatomy as well. She has a really beautiful voice. I thought that no one could beat the cover that Nouvelle Vague did, but this one definitely does!
    hi_tomorrowon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis cover is just perfect. I honestly believe it couldn't possibly have been made any better.
    Seconding what someone earlier said, I love how simplistic this version is, because usually you can't cover a song and strip it down to the bare elements like that, while retaining the essence and emotion of the song. The fact that there's two components I think emphasises the beauty of Ian Curtis' lyrics further, and of course the brilliance and purity of Susannas voice! Although its simplistic throughout though, its not at all monotonous or boring, which again I think is a real achievement.
    Really, such an amazing song.

    I usually dislike when people post on songMEANINGS to say how much they love a song and nothing else, but seeing as its a cover, I thought itd be okay [=
    acousticizedon March 08, 2009   Link

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