This is the room, the start of it all,
No portrait so fine, only sheets on the wall,
I've seen the nights, filled with bloodsport and pain,
And the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained.

Where will it end? Where will it end?
Where will it end? Where will it end?

These are your friends from childhood, through youth,
Who goaded you on, demanded more proof,
Withdrawal pain is hard, it can do you right in,
So distorted and thin, distorted and thin.

Where will it end? Where will it end?
Where will it end? Where will it end?

This is the car at the edge of the road,
There's nothing disturbed, all the windows are closed,
I guess you were right, when we talked in the heat,
There's no room for the weak, no room for the weak,

Where will it end? Where will it end?
Where will it end? Where will it end?

This is the room, the start of it all,
Through childhood, thorugh youth, I remember it all,
Oh, I've seen the nights filled with bloodsport and pain.
And the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained.

Where will it end? Where will it end?
Where will it end? Where will it end?



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"Day of the Lords" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris, Bernard Sumner

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  • +3
    General Comment:Yes they got a similar touch in the vocals.

    This song is for me about someone who have been distorted through childhood and have given up hope for mankind, even in a wider perspective, as an adult.
    JASGripenon May 19, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I always took it to be about war atrocities; however, I can also see that it could be about childhood suffering. It might be interpreted as a "Lord of the Flies" allegory.
    herrfruitbaton October 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i always detected a reference to the horrors of WWII
    sabertoothedblisson August 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I definitely get the feeling the lyrics are about how his childhood was an unpleasant one due to the other children making fun of him or goading him into doing the wrong things.
    timothyrealon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I guess I should comment on this song because of my username.

    If you think about it, "the bodies obtained" could refer to birth as well as death.
    thebodiesobtainedon February 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I took it as not only an indictement of World War 2 but all wars, all the pain and horror that we humans like to inflict on each other. The references to childhood I think are about kids growing up and realising that the world isn't all sunshine and roses and how impossible it is to cope with that without joining in to the problem.
    Katy45on May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Does anybody else notice that "Where will it end?" kind of sounds like "Where have they been?" from the song "Decades"?
    restin256on December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Great song. Neurosis does a cover of this song which is actually pretty good, unlike the majority of Joy Division covers.
    thitheron July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is the car at the edge of the road...

    If I was to write a suicide note, that's what I'd begin with.
    I love this song. Well, do I have a choice?
    Gwynbleiddon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"i always detected a reference to the horrors of WWII "- sabertoothedbliss

    This sounds about right to me. Maybe from the view of a non-Jewish Polish migrant watching the horrors of the Holocaust?
    A truly frightening and complex song.
    Jawshon January 23, 2006   Link

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