"Shadowplay (Joy Division cover)" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you
Well I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you
In a room with a window in the corner I found truth

In the shadowplay acting out your own death, knowing no more

As the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor
And with cold steel, odor on their bodies made a move to connect
I could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left

I did everything, everything I wanted to
I let them use you for their own ends
To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you
To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you


Lyrics submitted by hss6749, edited by emily608

"Shadowplay" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis Bernard Sumner

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  • +2
    General Commentthis has got to be one of the best covers of joy division iv ever heard
    ziggy_who?on December 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the original, but this is an awesome cover. There's no denying it.
    clamanityon March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a great cover! I ♥ the Killers to end.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon April 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit does sound like franz ferdinand!!! A LOT!!!! i havent thought about it
    tefon December 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay guys its great you guys love the song but what do you think its about?

    Possibly about looking for someone you love/want to be with but doesnt feel the same?
    Stubborn_Beautyon June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this cover. If you whant to download it --> thesynradio.wordpress.com/2007/04/30/mp3-the-killers-shadow-play/
    DeFoxon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them play this live and I looked over to my friend and said "Man, this new song is fucking amazing!"

    Then I went home and saw that it was 'Shadowplay' by Joy Division, a band whose music I listen to often. What I'm trying to say (other than feeling really stupid for not catching that) is that it sounds nothing like the original..they really twisted it, and got rid of the darkness of the original. And the fact that Brandon Flowers doesn't try to re-do Ian Curtis's voice makes all the difference. They just made it sound like a Killers song, not a Joy Division cover.

    Good on The Killers for this version. It's going to be on the soundtrack to "Closer," the movie about Ian Curtis.
    bueller84on June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I saw "New song" on my email, I was hoping it to be an original, but this is alright, I wouldn't rank it as one of my favorites. I never heard the orignal version.
    MarkiePon October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I wasvmoving through the silence without motion, waiting for you
    In a room without a window in the corner I found truth

    ^Just some corrections, since Brandon does tweak the words a little.
    But yeah, I agree, bueller84, this is a good way to do a cover. It's completely different in a Killers way. I do like this version better than the original, but that's just because I'm in love w/the Killers, probably, lol.

    But yeah, I was overjoyed when Sawdust came out.


    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on November 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so catchy, I love it!
    koolioson November 25, 2007   Link

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