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The Drawback

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  • details of every known studio recording and every 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 on May 3rd/4th 1978 at Arrow Studios, Manchester
Released on Warsaw and on Heart and Soul

Lyrics
Seen the troubles and the evils of this world
I've seen the stretches between godliness and sin
I've had the promise and confessions of true faith
And the hypocrisy that always lies within
And they left it for you - all of this for you --

I've seen the products and the other world of waste
I've seen the colour of corruption deep within
I've seen them lose themselves in dignity and taste
To see in black and white and through to black again
And they left it for you - all of this for you --

And they left it for you - all of this for you
And they left it for you - everything for you
I've seen the troubles and the evils of this world
I've seen the ones who can succeed but always lose
I've seen what's left of poor technology and work
And watched them dying as they leave their ship of fools
And they left it for you - all of this for you --

Other information
The title of this song sometimes appears as All Of This For You
Cover versions by:Released on:
The BridesLove's Shattered Pride (Failure To Communicate 2005)
Cellulite Masterpiece  Walk 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)
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Leeds (Westworld 104 2017)
Movement: Live in Dublin (Westworld 107 2017)
New Bomb TurksSwitchblade Tongues, Butterknife Brains (Gearhead 46 2003)
The PowSomething About Joy Division (Vox Pop VP3 1989)
(this was a bonus track on the CD version of the album)
ShellshagF*** Society Vol 1 (Mauled By Tigers MBT 010 2012)
SupernovaWarsaw (El Colectivo Karma 011 1998)
TelekinesisDirty Thing (Merge MRG382 2010)
Parallel Seismic Conspiracies (Merge MRG402 2010)

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