"The Eternal" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Procession moves on, the shouting is over
Praise to the glory of loved ones now gone
Talking aloud as they sit round their tables
Scattering flowers washed down by the rain

Stood by the gate at the foot of the garden
Watching them pass like clouds in the sky
Try to cry out in the heat of the moment
Possessed by a fury that burns from inside

Cry like a child, though these years make me older
With children my time is so wastefully spent
A burden to keep, though their inner communion
Accept like a curse, an unlucky deal

Played by the gate at the foot of the garden
My view stretches out from the fence to the wall
No words could explain, no actions determine
Just watching the trees and the leaves as they fall


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"The Eternal" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris, Bernard Sumner

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    My OpinionMeurtreScene , it doesn't matter you have found it so late. It's great you've found it :)

    I agree with "dwitefry". We have to remember that Ian Curtis often wrote texts combining different influences. They could have double meanning or lead to many different subjects. That's why it is so hard to translate his lyrics.
    Kristoff1on September 10, 2009   Link

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