Twenty Four Hours // Joy Division

So this is permanent, love's shattered pride
What once was innocence, turned on its side
A cloud hangs over me, marks every move
Deep in the memory, what once was love

Oh, how I realized how I wanted time
Put into perspective, tried so hard to find
Just for one moment, thought I'd found my way
Destiny unfolded, I watched it slip away

   - Ian Curtis

2 thoughts on “Twenty Four Hours // Joy Division

  1. Not much I can add really. For me Ian Curtis was one of the greatest poetic lyricists to have graced the music scene – there is a depth to his lyrics that few can match.
    I enjoyed Hooky’s book (yes, I’ve followed your links) and, although I’ve not met Bernard, I always got the same opinion as you have. Always strange how band members end up having one another- you’d think they’d share a common bond…

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  2. I agree with you about Ian. While I have never consciously imitated his style (I’m sure it has unconsciously influenced me more than I realise), he has always been one of my first and foremost heroes when it comes to writing lyrics. Robert Smith, Siouxsie, Wayne Hussey, Peter Murphy, Paul Westerberg, and a few others are up there, but Ian was always in a class of his own because I don’t think he realised just how talented he was. I think he suffered from the malady that haunts most poetic lyricists — that he probably thought what he wrote was absolutely abysmal.

    Hooky’s quite the character. I’ve decided I wish I could meet him in person and might check out his show with The Light when they come by and even try to fanboi it to see if I can get backstage. He’ll tell me to fuck off if I manage, but that’s an honor in of itself, honestly… Bernie… eesh… I don’t know how Stephen still puts up with him, to tell the truth.


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