"60 Miles An Hour" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/hook Sumner....
I don't know if I told you, but I'm seeking sanctuary
You'll never guess the things that I do
I'll have the devil round for tea
Don't you know that I'm here beside you
Can't you see that I can't relax
When I saw you in my rearview
You could've stopped me in my tracks

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
''cause I'll be there for you when you want me to

You can take me to an island, ride across the stormy sea
We can worship pagan idols, there together you and me
Why don't you run over here and rescue me?
You can drive down in your car
Why don't we both take a ride and turn that key
We'll drive at 60 miles an hour

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
''cause I'll be there for you when you want me to

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
''cause I'll be there for you when you want me to

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
''cause I'll be there for you when you want me to

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
''cause I'll be there for you when you want me to


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"60 Miles an Hour" as written by Peter Hook Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

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  • +1
    General CommentHe's a guy who put himself in a very complicated situation just because he has driven his 'car' at top speed, I mean he has commited a lot of crazy things on his life! And that's the reason why he wrote the line "I've had the devil around for tea". Meanwhile his lover has taken a calmer life, so now he's knocking on her door for finding some comfort ("I don't know if I told you / But I'm seeking sanctuary"), despite the fact he's not exactly regret for this behaviour, on the contrary, he seems to want to take her together with him along one of his crazy 'trips'...

    "Can't you see that I can't relax?
    When I saw you in my rear view
    You could have stopped me in my tracks"

    I think he's suggesting she's the only person in the whole world able to make him reduce his 'speed'.

    Regarding its chorus ("I'll be there for you when you want me to / I'll stand by your side like I always do / In the dead of night it'll be alright / Because I'll be there for you when you want me to"), I think it's a quite shameless one if you compare it to the rest of the lyrics, since he admits he's making her suffer on living his life at this way, but at the same time he's telling her everything tends to be fine in the end of the day...


    "Why don't you run over here and rescue me?
    You could drive down in your car
    Why don't we both take a ride and turn that key
    We'll drive at sixty miles an hour"

    Another shameless verse... He's simply begging her to go to where he is for saving him from himself, but she cannot accompany his crazy rhythm (!)... This Barney...
    circusjuggleron October 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome, I haven't thought about the meaning though. Great videoclip from what I remember. I haven't really listened to a lot of new order but what I have heard is good.
    first timeron December 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSixty miles an hour is pretty darn slow
    ratanxon May 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs my New Order, hence my username on this site :D
    60_miles_an_houron January 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou've left everyone speechless, high five.. "stiff kittens" might be the answer to this song
    pixieinpanoplyon July 08, 2007   Link

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