Once in a while I need a friend
So why won't you let me recover
It's just a moment in your life
But sometimes we divide each other

Maybe we could find a time
Eliminate what's on your mind
We'd do everything we could
Our presence in the neighborhood

We could break every rule
Anytime we wanted to
Don't be afraid to live this way
Lets defend the things we say

I want to be up in the air
I could be anywhere
Tell me I'm wrong, at least till tomorrow
Set me free and I will follow

Maybe we could find a time
To elevate what's on your mind
Recreate for me and you
A master plan just for two

We could break every rule
Anytime we wanted to
Don't be afraid to live this way
Lets defend the things we say

Elevate what's on your mind
Eliminate what's on your mind


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Spooky Lyrics as written by Peter Hook Bernard Sumner

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    This is about living life to the max!

    RuinedInADayon October 17, 2006   Link
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    Someone forgot the "BASS MECHANIC, YEAHHHHHHH" at the beginning.

    That line is a 'wtf' moment.

    seventyfouron April 20, 2004   Link
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    That would be "bass volcanica."

    spork542on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    The lyrics of "Spooky" by New Order present a complex and open-ended exploration of relationships, desire, and freedom. Here are some key interpretations:

    Yearning for Connection:

    • The song opens with a plea for friendship and understanding, suggesting a feeling of isolation or disconnection. The lines "Once in a while I need a friend" and "Maybe we could find a time" express a desire for deeper connection and resolution.

    Conflict and Division:

    • The lyrics depict conflict within a relationship, possibly caused by differing viewpoints or anxieties. Lines like "Why won't you let me recover" and "Sometimes we divide each other" hint at emotional barriers and hurt feelings.

    Breaking Free and Defiance:

    • There's a strong undercurrent of longing for freedom and breaking the rules. Phrases like "We could break every rule" and "Don't be afraid to live this way" suggest a desire to escape limitations and experience life on their own terms.

    Uplifting Aspirations:

    • Despite the conflict, the lyrics offer a hopeful vision of unity and shared experiences. Lines like "Elevate what's on your mind" and "A master plan just for two" suggest a yearning for shared dreams and a deeper understanding.

    Ambiguity and Interpretation:

    • The true meaning of "Spooky" remains open to interpretation. The song doesn't explicitly define the relationship or resolve the conflict, leaving space for listeners to connect with their own experiences and emotions.

    Additional points:

    • The title "Spooky" itself adds an enigmatic layer. It could refer to the unsettling nature of the relationship, the thrill of breaking free, or something entirely different.
    • The repetitive lines "Eliminate what's on your mind" and "Elevate what's on your mind" emphasize the importance of communication and understanding in overcoming obstacles.

    Ultimately, "Spooky" invites listeners to contemplate the complexities of relationships, the tension between connection and freedom, and the hope for shared understanding and a more fulfilling life.

    combassoon February 14, 2024   Link

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