"Something Must Break" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Two ways to choose,
On a razor's edge,
Remain behind,
Go straight ahead

Room full of people, room for just one,
If I can't break out now, the time just won't come

Two ways to choose,
Which way to go,
Decide for me,
Please let me know

Looked in the mirror, saw I was wrong,
If I could get back to where I belong, where I belong

Two ways to choose,
Which way to go,
Had thoughts for one
Designs for both

But we were immortal, we were not there,
Washed up on the beaches, struggling for air

I see your face still in my window,
Torments yet calms, won't set me free,
Something must break now,
This life isn't mine,
Something must break now,
Wait for the time,
Something must break


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"Something Must Break" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis Bernard Sumner

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    General Commentto be or not to be 101
    thebodiesobtainedon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA person deciding his final fate..whether to stay or go.
    KILBYon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight. Similar to Passover, though now there's only one way to understand it. Don't wish you to find your own feelings in this one.
    Gwynbleiddon October 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcepting mortality. We are not immortal, we all must break at one point.
    Bliss Freakon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWaiting for a catastrophe to happen...
    Cynothoglyson December 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits clearly about suicide and the final thoughts about it....should I stay or should I go? that the question.
    Labertascheon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, choosing life or death. "Razor's edge" referring to the fact that there's no in between. God what a great
    fucking song.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon November 04, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about Ian and his extra marital affair with Annik Honore. He has to decide between staying with his wife and child, or his girlfriend. "Two ways to choose, which way to go. Had thoughts for one, designs for both." In the book Touching from a Distance, it was said that Ian thought he married too young which makes sense with the "had thoughts for one".
    doctoraculaon May 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReally a rather simple song. He has two roads from which to choose. He wants to break from his current path but he is still unsure of himself. He feels the time is now, yet he is fearful of making the choice. This doesn't have to be about a woman, although Curtis obviously had two women in his life...at least emotionally.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon August 24, 2011   Link

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