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MerelyGifted
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Colony
Joy Division
Closer (1980)

The first two verses on the Closer version are as follows:

A cry for help, a hint of anaesthesia
The sound from broken homes - we used to always meet here
As he lays asleep she takes him in her arms
Some things I have to do, but I don't mean you harm

A worried parent's glance, a kiss, a last goodbye
Hands him the bag she packed - a tear she tries to hide
A cruel wind that howls down to our lunacy
And leaves him standing cold here in this colony

The first two verses on the Peel version are as follows:


A cry for help - a hint of anaesthesia
The sound from broken homes - we used to always meet here
I watched all hell break loose, confined and unprepared
Is this what life's about? Is this the dream we share?

Can you help me? Can you spare some time?
No apologies for all these thoughts of mine
I hope to find some friends to maybe lead astray
To wake his daughter's sleep - to turn his father grey

The first two verses on the Heart and Soul live version are as follows:

Afraid to look - afraid to stand behind
Afraid to walk - afraid to fall in line
Hope I find some friends to maybe lead astray
To see what we could find before it slipped away

Can you help me? Can you spare some time?
No apologies for all these thoughts of mine
My brother thought that I could take the blame
Now I stand right here before the greatest game

All three versions then converge for the remainder:

I can't see why all these confrontations
I can't see why all these dislocations
No family life - this makes me feel uneasy
Stood alone here in this colony
In this colony

God in his wisdom took you by the hand
God in his wisdom made you understand
In this colony

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