We listened to the open sound your voice projected on the radio dial
Lie with me I said and lying's what she always did and always will.
All these thoughts keep leading back to him.

And no signs from Cinema.
No city skyline.
No paper scraps and no unfolding at five o' clock
Your voice skips as it always did and always will
All these thoughts keep leading back

It's the light from your sunless room
Scattered in pieces all around you.
Recession of these thoughtless forms
Reciting every line as a way of life and a way of death in time
We heard Ian Curtis kill himself again in your bed.

In these twenty four hours we stretched into a room
Filled with "Heart and Soul."
This is the way.
Step inside and march in the procession of empty hearts.
Love has torn us apart.
It's a part of me a part of you
In time we're falling apart together.

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Ian Curtis Lyrics as written by Joseph Lyburn Arthur

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    awickerbasket, actually joy division are responsible for what is known as goth and new order were new wave. new order didn't get a new singer, the guitarist/keyboardist for joy divison stepped up and they just got a new keyboardist.

    mmmglavenon June 21, 2002   Link
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    does anybody else love thursday, damn bro....


    J-carron January 11, 2002   Link
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    oh dear. ian curtis was the lead singer of an old band called joy division. back in 1977 joy division was a punk/art band, they invented what is now called "new wave" between 1979 and 1981. their last album, closer, which you probably ought to listen to for the simple sake of general education, contains the songs "24 hours", "heart and soul", "atrocity exhibition" (which begins with the lyrics "this is the way, step inside"). you can find "love will tear us apart" on the album "substance", which you might want to listen to as well. the day before "closer" was released and on the eve of their first u.s. tour ian left, he hung himself. the band got a new singer shortly thereafter and renamed themselves "new order". you've heard of new order, right?

    awickerbasketon February 15, 2002   Link
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    ian curtis lead singer of joy division hung himself in his living room one night in may of 1980. they used some joy divison lyrics in the end of this song. after ian died, "New Order" was born and wrote their first hit "Blue Monday" (im sure you've heard it) which made them millions. and they owed it all to factory records due to a financail crisis.

    Ian Curtis = genius Joy Division = genius band Thursday = amazing love will tear us apart...again

    OurLastGoodbyeon September 17, 2002   Link
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    "24 Hours" - Joy Division song title "This is the way. Step inside." - partial lyrics from Joy Division's "Atrocity Exhibition"

    There's an element of repetition, too. Geoff and another person listening to Ian's music, and him (Ian) killing himself over and over. Maybe Geoff is comparing Ian's mistakes to his own (2nd and 3rd lines). He (Geoff) knows better, but can't stop repeating ("All these thoughts keep leading back").

    MileHighMarkon May 12, 2014   Link
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    I do, I do!

    ThreeMilesDownon January 11, 2002   Link
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    they rule, and i wish they would play this song live. ill go nuts during the ending

    goodoljoshbsfon January 23, 2002   Link
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    who is ian curtis?

    benj9on February 04, 2002   Link
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    yeah awickerbasket id right Ian Curtis was a leader singer of an old band. but geoff said in a bad relationship he had with a girl, that they would lay in her bed and listen to Ian sing on the radio. butunfortunatly Ian shoot himself, that why he says the line "we heard Ian curtis kill himself in your bed"

    tylerdurdenon April 15, 2002   Link
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    I dislike Thursday but i love Ian Curtis. At least Thursday is probably getting some new people interested in Joy division.

    bappers13on May 08, 2002   Link

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