"She's Lost Control" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Confusion in her eyes that says it all.
She's lost control.
And she's clinging to the nearest passer by,
She's lost control.

And she gave away the secrets of her past,
And said I've lost control again,
And a voice that told her when and where to act,
She said I've lost control again.

And she turned around and took me by the hand and said,
I've lost control again.
And how I'll never know just why or understand,
She said I've lost control again.

And she screamed out kicking on her side and said,
I've lost control again.
And seized up on the floor, I thought she'd die.
She said I've lost control.

She's lost control again.
She's lost control.
She's lost control again.
She's lost control.

Well I had to 'phone her friend to state my case,
And say she's lost control again.
And she showed up all the errors and mistakes,
And said I've lost control again.

But she expressed herself in many different ways,
Until she lost control again.
And walked upon the edge of no escape,
And laughed I've lost control.

She's lost control again.
She's lost control.
She's lost control again.
She's lost control.

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"She's Lost Control" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis Bernard Sumner

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  • +7
    General CommentI have epilepsy- I still get emotional when I hear this song. It's amazing how accurately he describes a seizure. I know he suffered from it too, but I could never even begin putting how it feels into words.
    AvaStrickon October 16, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Comment*slaps forehead*
    To everyone who thinks this song isn't about epilepsy. It is. It is about a girl Ian Curtis knew while working for the Department of Disabled Services in Manchester. She had a seizure and died from it.
    (Source: Deborah Curtis - Joy Division Documentary)
    Ian had not yet been diagnosed with epilepsy himself at this point.
    Also: the film "Control" based on Deborah Curtis book "Touching from a Distance" also mentions these facts.

    And it is not about: Crashing Trains or Cars. Ian Curtis didn't die in a crash. He commited suicide by hanging himself after listening to "the Idiot" - by Iggy Pop. (Source: Wikipedia and Joy Division Documentary)
    crimsonphoenixon March 20, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI could live a little better with the myths and the lies,
    When the darkness broke in, I just broke down and cried.
    I could live a little in a wider line,
    When the change is gone, when the urge is gone,
    To lose control. When here we come.

    Don't forget that part :P (best part imo)
    Never knew it was about epilepsy, though i see now that it must be. To me personally though it's different. Very deep and not explainable.
    pindakaas40on March 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn "Control" the new Ian Curtis/Joy Division movie, they made it appear that he wrote this about the girl with epilepsy AFTER (not before) he found out that he was epileptic. He was working in the employment office, and helped the girl find a job before he knew he had it. He then learned that he had epilepsy, and called to see how whe was doing at her new job and learned of her death from a seizure. He was in shock to hear that someone could die from one. The next scene shows him writing the song. I don't know if this is historically accurate, but I thought I'd contribute the info.
    LanceMon June 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard it was about a girl that either Curtis knew personally or had been told of who had really bad epilepsy, and one day she had a serious grand mal attack and died.
    FelixCloudon July 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti understand that its about epilepsy, but i think for those of us who cant personaly relatre to epilepsy can interpret it as severe anxiety attacks or any emotional breakdown of some kind
    regardemylasheskgmon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's how he always danced you nonce
    bangbangyouredeadon January 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe sound quality of the version on substance is atrocious
    necrophageon January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about epilepsy and this song is just like having a seizure with the music in the background. It's so good to hear someone describes exactly how it is, to know that you aren't alone in being changed by this disorder. I think it could apply to anyone who feels like their control over their mind or their life is slipping. Amazing sonh.
    Katy45on May 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It doesn't matter to me what it's actually about, because I can just project onto it, and I'd much rather do that than have to have a fixed idea. It's just so, so beautiful...
    theribenakidon July 13, 2009   Link

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