"Autosuggestion" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Here, here,
Everything is by design,
Everything is by design.

Here, here,
Everything is kept inside.
So take a chance and step outside,
Your hopes, your dreams, your paradise.
Heroes, idols cracked like ice.

Here, here,
Everything is kept inside.
So take a chance and step outside.
Pure frustration face to face.
A point of view creates more waves,
So take a chance and step outside.

Take a chance and step outside.
Lose some sleep and say you tried.
Meet frustration face to face.
A point of view creates more waves.

So lose some sleep and say you tried.
So lose some sleep and say you tried.
So lose some sleep and say you tried.
So lose some sleep and say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Say you tried.
Yeah, lose some sleep and say you tried.
Yeah, lose some sleep and say you tried.
Yeah, lose some sleep and say you tried.
Yeah, lose some sleep and say you tried.


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

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    General CommentDo these people that comment actually even listen to the song?

    The song is called Autosuggestion. Plainly enough, a reference to Auto-suggestive therapy. From this the structure of the song and the relevant verses should make it clear enough:

    Here, here
    Everything is by design

    So take a chance and step outside
    Lose some sleep and say you tried
    Meet frustration face to face

    As for the song it's absolutely masterful, especially the Substance recording. The music - is this dark dismal sound that fills the background for its entire duration, and than you can hear the distinct voice of Ian, akin to the faint glow of candle lighting a dark room on a cold winter night.

    So lose some sleep and say you tried
    So lose some sleep and say you tried



    hurin66on February 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeing depressed, weary, and having a growing sense of frustration with everyone and everything, no faith in anything. In trying to remedy that, it only gets worse.
    Cynothoglyson May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the odd sounds in the beginning of this song. (I think he's lighting a match or something..) Ahh, Ians' voice gives me an eargasm. Almost every time I hear it. Joy Division is like a drug for me... the more I listen to it.. trrr... the 'hungrier' I get.
    For me the meaning of this song.. uumm.. I think it's about which choices you make in life.. like when you have a dream.. you should make everything you possibly can to make it happen.. you should live it out.. as close as you can get.. otherwise you'll always think of the things 'that might have been' and you'll never find peace.. it will haunt you.. otherwise you're just throwing your life away... and even if you don't succeed, then in the end, you can still say that atleast I tried..

    but that's just my point of view
    brokenbiscuiton January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou need to make an effort to get out of your own little world, the ego.
    thebodiesobtainedon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDon't be so optimistic. Seems like he's saying there's no point in "taking a chance and stepping outside" as you will only "meet frustration face to face". Joy Division rules.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song seems to be about despair. "lose some sleep and say you tried" meaning a half-assed effort for trying to change, (yourself, the world, society, etc..) and demonstrating how "losing sleep" and worrying about something gives us just enough of a good conscience so that we can relieve ourselves of guilt without really doing anything to change it. We consider ourselves to be "good people" because we worried about something, which means that we care, which is more than most people do, so we are better than the rest of society, so now we can sleep easy knowing that we are better/good.
    Androgyneon May 23, 2013   Link

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