Help me, somebody help me
I wonder where I am
I see my future before me
I'll hurt you when I can

It seems like I've been here before
It seems like I've been here before
It seems like I've been here before
It seems like I've been here before

Confusion sprung up from devotion
A halo that covers my eyes
It sprung from this first estrangement
No one have I ever despised

Is this the way that you wanted to pay
Won't you show me, please show me the way
Is this the way that you wanted to pay
Won't you show me, please show me the way
Show me, show me, show me, show me, show me


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Everything's Gone Green Lyrics as written by Peter Hook Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

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  • +3
    General Comment

    Is it just a coincidence that this song sounds just like "Blue Monday", or is it an early version of the song or something?

    samwaltonon March 14, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    "Won't you show me, please show me the way" From what I understand, New Order had no idea what they were doing in the beginning. This song is probably a reflection of that.

    Syayion January 07, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    it sounds A LOT like Blue Monday though I think it's intentional

    diana_xon December 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    This song is the proto-Blue Monday, and in my opinion, better. I love the sequencer through out. I believe this song was made as a song o be played at the Haccienda night club owned by Factory.

    Stray Caton October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    I wish I had have seen New Order play this song live just before or after it had been released.

    I imagine the band would have belted this song out when being played live, judging by a few bootlegs I've heard.

    I had the "1981 — Factus 8 — 1982" EP on cassette tape and used to listen to it nearly every single day back in 87/88.

    mcdazzon July 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I have NO idea...but the feel of the song is from when I listened to it early 20's. It feels angsty and trippy and something for drunken dancing in a warehouse style nightclub.

    coo2kachooon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    I have no idea if this is true or not, but I heard once that the title of this song refers to an incident where Peter Hook sneezed in Bernard Sumner's face. Or was it the other way around?

    Schadenfreudeon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Same as the last post, I also recall reading somewhere - in print - not online - from one of the band members, that it was the colour of the light outside the studio after the evening recording session. Like a lot of new order, the lyrics are hard to interpret plainly but the power of the music is undeniable. I also recall this was their first recorded use of a sequencer. Pretty cutting edge considering it was 1981.

    Silent31on June 20, 2018   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I've never seen the full lyrics before. I thought the lines at the end were 'is this the way that you want us to go' or something, rather than what's written above. And on that basis I took it as Bernard asking Ian Curtis if he thought moving into electronic music was the direction to take.

    drmron May 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    Oh yeah, and I read once the title came about just becuase they walked out of the studio after recording it and there was a greenish light about. Could mean everything's going well as well.

    drmron May 29, 2010   Link

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