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These Days

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 on June 4th 1979 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham for Piccadilly Radio
This version released only on Heart and Soul
Live performance on November 2nd 1979 in Bournemouth released on Heart and Soul
Live performance released from December 18th 1979 at Les Bains Douches, Paris
Recorded in January 1980 at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham
Originally released as B-side of Love Will Tear Us Apart single
This version also released on Substance and on Permanent
Also released on Heart and Soul and on Best Of Joy Division

Lyrics
Morning seems strange - almost out of place
Searched hard for you and your special ways
These days - these days

Spent all my time - learnt a killer's art
Took threats and abuse till I'd learnt the part
Can you stay for these days?

These days - these days

Use outward deception to get away
Broken heart romance to make it pay

These days - these days

We'll drift through it all - it's the modern age
Take care of it all now these debts are paid
Can you stay for these days?

Other information
Cover versions by:Released on:
Final FelizFinal Feliz (own release 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)
Last JourneyThe Interruption (own release 1984)
Lyle46 Covertune Explosions (Lost and Found LF 323 1999)
The Shade3.5 Decades: A Joy Division Italian Tribute (Darkitalia dar001 2014)

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