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Ice Age

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.
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Track history
Recorded on May 3rd/4th 1978 at Arrow Studios, Manchester; released on Warsaw
Recorded on March 4th 1979 at Eden Studios, London for Genetic Records
This version released only on Heart and Soul
Recorded in October-November 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale
This version released on Still and on Heart and Soul

Lyrics
I've seen the real atrocities, buried in the sand
Stockpiled safety for a few, while we stand holding hands
I'm living in the ice age --

Nothing will hold - nothing will fit
Into the cold - it's not an eclipse
Living in the ice age --

Searching for another way - see them hide behind the door
Live in holes and disused shafts - hopes for little more
I'm living in the ice age --

Nothing will hold - nothing will fit
Into the cold - no smile on your lips
Living in the ice age --

Other information
The title of this song sometimes appears as Living in the Ice Age
Cover versions by:Released on:
Camp Z and
  Madame B
Camp Z and Madame B (Zorch Factory ZFR066 2011)
Goy DivisionPflicht Und Kindheit (No Balls NBR 035 2010)
Peter Hook
  and The Light
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Closer: Live in Manchester (Westworld 105 2017)
KometyWarszawa: Tribute To Joy Division (Kuka KR001CD 2007)
Lost SoundsNo One Killer 7" (Holy Cobra Society THCS 004 2004)
Teenage
  Bottlerocket
Ice Age / Walked In Line (Clearview CRVW-58 2012)
Theatre
  of the Absurd
Love's Shattered Pride (Failure To Communicate 2005)

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