Icon Joy Division Shadowplay
Songs and Lyrics
 
Glass

This page contains the following information about this Joy Division song:
  • 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.
Icon go to the Shadowplay Home Page and Index

Track history
Recorded on October 11th 1978 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale
Released on The Factory Sample, on Still, on Substance and on Heart and Soul
Recorded on March 4th 1979 at Eden Studios, London for Genetic Records
This version released only on Heart and Soul

Lyrics
Hearts fail - young hearts fail
Anytime - pressurised
Overheat - overtired
Take it quick - take it neat
Clasp your hands - touch your feet
Take it quick - take it neat --

Hearts fail - young hearts fail
Anytime - wearing down
On the run - underground
Put your hand where it's safe
Leave your hand where it's safe
Do it again
Do it again and again and again --

Anytime - that's your right
Told ya we should do it again
Overheat - overtired
Don't you wish to do it again --
Anytime - that's all right
Don't you wish to do it again --
I bet you wish you do it again
Do it again --

In the Genetic demo version the previous verse is replaced by:
  Anytime - that's your right
  Bet you wish you'd done it again
  Anytime - that's your right
  Turn around and do it again --
  Do it again - do it again
  Do it again and again and again --

Other information
This track was recorded in the band's first session with Martin Hannett as producer
Cover version by:Released on:
Peter Hook
  and The Light
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Australia (Pylon 20/21 2011)
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Substance: Live in Manchester (Live Here Now 2016)

Design and original content copyright © Chris Warren 1997 to 2017
You may take a copy for personal use only
Icon go to the Shadowplay Home Page and Index