"The Kill" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris and Bernard Sumner....
Moved in a hired car and I find no way to run
Hurts every moment longer, had no time for fun
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you

I had an impulse to clear it all away
I used the tactics, make everybody pay
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you

Oh, I keep it all clean, I've paid the graces there
No kings of misuse, no sellers of flesh
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you
Yeah through it all I kept my eyes on you
But through it all I kept my eyes on you


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"The Kill" as written by Ian Kevin Curtis Bernard Sumner

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    General CommentIt sounds kind of... joyful, doesn't it?
    Gwynbleiddon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Warsaw version is completely different if anyone wonders.
    Brutinon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLife can be skewed - good things are nice
    Counting on you - really no threats
    The waiting is through - deciphering the scars
    Just who fooled who - sit still in their cars
    It's another, 'nother, 'nother, 'nother kill --

    I can smell through you - your talking's a lie
    They turn on to you, before they say "die"
    Wrapped in your trunk - to reach out the safe case
    So I can detect - the longer it's taking
    It's another, 'nother, 'nother, 'nother kill --

    Dangerous cues - set by distraction
    Deprived of all use, nor in satisfaction
    Total destruction - the worst ever met
    Kept in apartment - sublimely for you

    Who's got the front stage, to keep you in rocks?
    Who's got the vision, that puts in the locks?
    Loss of all resource - forced into your head
    Just that it was - whacked into the air
    It's another, 'nother, 'nother, 'nother kill

    See?
    Brutinon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh. I see.
    Thats why I got completely different lyrics to the kill that I was looking for.
    This song is great, that's all I have to say.
    TaintedGloveon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMakes me think about suicide. It's not that difficult to make me think about it, but anyway... ;-)

    "Moved in a hired car and I find no way to run" - I've reached a dead end.
    "Hurts every moment longer - had no time for fun" - Obvious. Every moment's a torment, nothing brings me joy.
    "Just something that I knew I had to do" - Suicide.
    "clear it all away" - The same.
    "I used the tactics - make everybody pay" - I thought: They'd hurt me. I'll put me life to an end, to make them see what they've done, to make them suffer (feel guilty, miss me).

    The last verse repeated throughout the song is IMO adressed to a loved one.
    "But through it all I kept my eyes on you" - 'I was about to do it, but then I thought about you'.

    "Oh, I keep it all clean - I've paid the graces there
    No kings of misuse - no sellers of flesh"
    Don't know. Anyone?

    Sounds optimistic - Very orignial as for JD :]
    Gwynbleiddon December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJoyfully and desperately...
    Gwynbleiddon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObsession.
    Cynothoglyson February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Just something that I knew I had to do "!
    I think that Ian had been pretty clear about his intentions!
    CharlesMansonon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentboth versions of "the kill" are really good.
    envikaon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Just something that I knew I had to do
    But through it all I kept my eyes on you
    Yeah through it all I kept my eyes on you
    But through it all I kept my eyes on you:
    I think hes talking directly to his wife in this one. Hes saying even though I had an affair with this other girl I have always loved you. (see the movie Control)
    homer54oon September 29, 2008   Link

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