I've been waiting for a guide
To come and take me by the hand
Could these sensations make me feel
The pleasures of a normal man?
These sensations barely interest me
For another day
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling
Take the shock away

It's getting faster, moving faster
Now it's getting out of hand
On the tenth floor, down the back stairs
It's a no man's land
Lights are flashing, cars are crashing
Getting frequent now
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling
Let it out somehow

What means to you, what means to me
And we will meet again
I'm watching you, I'm watching her
I'll take no pity from your friends
Who is right, who can tell
And who gives a damn right now?
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold
Then you know
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold
Then you know
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold
Then you know

I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling

Cheers, thank you
Last time we played that, years ago, I didn't have to play and sing at the same time
I hope I've mastered the art


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Disorder [Live at MIF] Lyrics as written by Peter Hook Ian Kevin Curtis

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    General CommentProbably my favorite Joy Division song. The guitar on the version of 'Still' never fails to make my hair stand on end. I think this song is Ian's most autobiographical one. His feelings of boredom, inadiquacy and fears of being trapped with a wife and child at such a young age have made him emotionally numb. He longs for something to shake him out of it and eventually , as fellow JD geeks know, took up with a mistress. But that failed to help him and in fact, only made things worse. Coupled with his epilepsy ("lights are flashing") his life has spiraled out of control and he's confused and has no idea what to do until "the new sensation takes ahold." Sadly, it pushed him in to taking his own life as an answer to his problems.
    drmanhattanon May 02, 2005   Link

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