"The Only Mistake" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Made the fatal mistake
Like I did once before
A tendency just to take
Till the purpose turned sour

Strain, take the strain, these days we love
Strain, take the strain, these days we love

Yeah, the only mistake was that you ran away
Avenues lined with trees, strangled words for today
Yeah, the only mistake, like I made once before
Yeah, the only mistake, could have made it before

Strain, take the strain, these days we love
Strain, take the strain, these days we love

And the only mistake, led to rumours unfound
Led to pressures unknown, different feelings and sounds
Yeah, the only mistake, like I made once before
Yeah, the only mistake, could have made it before


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    General Commentgrasping at a separate self? what do y'all think?
    thebodiesobtainedon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about screwing up a relationship
    and ending up alone (Yeah, the only mistake was that you ran away) and that leads to being depressed (And the only mistake, led to rumours unfound
    Led to pressures unknown, different feelings and sounds )
    insertnamehere_200on May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am taking this interpretation from the movie Control. It sounds like it could be referring to when he was cheating on his wife with the reporter. But that movie didn't seem to credible.

    The only lines that wouldn't correlate were: "Like I did once before." and: "Led to rumours unfound."
    sapererisinon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteasily one of the most haunting jd songs
    over the literal meaning of the song, i'd think it signifies how one mistake can shatter your life
    (life's tragic truth)
    iancurtisfeelingon April 30, 2009   Link

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