The way you move
I can't explain
The mood subsides
And grows again

I lived alone
I felt a hand
I tried to care
And understand

What is fate
And when belief
And who knows how
These things deceive

I never said
Although I tried
If I could leave
And sleep tonight

I can't imagine
How this ever came to be
Can't imagine
How this ever came to be.

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Statues Lyrics as written by Andrew Mc Cluskey

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    My Interpretation

    e atmosphere created in this song is pure magic, from the 80s it had to be, this song is about a moment of reflexion about different topics (mainly religion and human relations), and finally it ends up with: I can't imagine How this ever came to be. It's so true: so many unexpected tragical things can happen to you in this life, but we have OMD to get relieved, unless you get deaf... So many bad things can happen after all...

    PeluCrespinson June 19, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Thank you PeluCrespins. I lived in London when this album came out. ‘Statues’ still is my favorite song on this album. I blasted this song on my headset everyday crossing Waterloo bridge into The West End. As you stated, indeed- the atmosphere of this song!

    Kenaiguyon October 12, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    I think this is generally accepted to be about the death of Ian Curtis. OMD had toured with Joy Division so Andy knew him a lot better than many of the other commentators on his passing.

    Mikemcsgon March 06, 2021   Link

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