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This page contains the following information about this Joy Division song:
  • details of every known studio recording and every official release;
  • details of any live performances which appear on an official release;
  • my transcription of the song lyrics, noting any significant variations;
  • known cover versions by other artists, and any other interesting facts.
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Track history
Recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport
Released on Earcom 2, on Substance and on Heart and Soul
Live performance on August 2nd 1979 at YMCA released on Heart and Soul
Live performance released from January 18th 1980 at De Effenaar, Eindhoven

Lyrics
He-ere, he-ere - everything is by design
Everything is by design
He-ere, he-ere - everything is kept inside
So take a chance and step outside
Your hopes, your dreams, your paradise
Heroes, idols cracked like ice

He-ere, he-ere - everything is kept inside
So take a chance and step outside
Feel frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So take a chance and step outside

Take a chance and step outside
Lose some sleep and say you tried
Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried --
Say you tried --
Yeah, lose some sleep and say you tried --
 
The live versions shuffle the words around as follows:
Heart and Soul version
He-ere - everything is by design
He-ere - everything is by design
Your hopes, your dreams, your paradise
See your idols cracked like ice
Politicians want more vice
Everything is by design
Take a chance and say you tried --

He-ere - everything is kept inside
He-ere - everything is kept inside
Feel frustration face to face
No time to stop - no time to race
Well everything is by design
Everything is by design
Take a chance and say you tried --
De Effenaar version
He-ere, he-ere - everything is by design
Everything is by design
Your hopes, your dreams, your paradise
See your idols cracked like ice
Take a chance and step outside
Take a chance and say you tried
Say you tried --

He-ere, he-ere - everything is kept inside
Everything is kept inside
Your hopes, your dreams, your paradise
It only took one lie
Everything is kept inside
Everything is kept inside
Take a chance and say you tried --
Say you tried --

Other information
Cover versions by:Released on:
ColourzoneWalk In Line, Walk In Silence (Red Nail Music RNM023 2002)
Peter Hook
  and The Light
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Substance: Live in Manchester (Live Here Now 2016)
Closer: Live in Manchester (Westworld 105 2017)
Movement: Live in Dublin (Westworld 107 2017)
SquelchTowards The Sun (own release cassette 1992)

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