You Might Think That New Order Never Uses Song Titles In Their Lyrics, But You Would Be Wrong

I have a hard time remembering which New Order song is which.  Which is the one that goes “I used to think the day would never come / Dah dah dah dah dah dah dah the morning sun”?

How does “Bizarre Love Triangle” go?

Hmmm. Well, I know how that song “Situation” goes.  Oh wait, that’s by Yaz.  Yaz, you are very considerate in your  song-naming conventions!

So, you see what I mean?  Many of New Order’s songs have titles that are never mentioned in the song itself.

I was so sure they never used song titles in their lyrics (having heard AT LEAST 20 of their songs, how could I be wrong?!!), I challenged people on Twitter.

Shortly after my challenge, several people told me about some New Order songs with titles in the lyrics.  Here are a few of them.

 

State Of The Nation (1986) suggested by @noiseAnnoys83

Title mentioned at 1m24s.

“I saw his face and shook my head
Can you see where we can’t be
We’re losing our blood in the sea
‘Cause it’s the state of the nation  <———-
That’s holding our salvation”

 

Touched By The Hand Of God (1987) - suggested by @Wearentnormal

Title mentioned at 2m06s.

“And now I’m down here all alone with every feeling that I own you can’t take that away
And with every breath we take and the illusions we create will come to you someday

Will come to you someday
And I was touched by the hand of god <——–
Never knew it but I killed someone”

 

World In Motion (1990) suggested by @AnthonyDuffy

Title mentioned at 1m.

“Express yourself
You can’t be wrong
When something’s good
It’s never gone
Love’s got the world in motion  <———
And I know what we can do”

 

Regret (1993) - suggested by @Wearentnormal

Title mentioned at 0m54s.

“Maybe I’ve forgotten the name and the address
Of everyone I’ve ever known
It’s nothing I regret <———–
Save it for another day
It’s the school exam and the kids have run away”

 

Crystal (2001)  – suggested by @ChicoFC

Title mentioned at 0m57s.

“We’re like crystal <——- !!!
We break easy
I’m a poor man, if you leave me
I’m applauded, then forgotten
It was summer, now it’s autumn”

 

Here To Stay (2002)   – suggested by @ChicoFC

Title mentioned at 2m55s.

“Like a bright light on the horizon
Shining so bright, He’ll get you flying
He’ll get you flying, He’ll get you flying
He’ll get you flying, flying, flying

We’re here to stay <———
We’re here to stay
We’re here to stay”

 

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.  I just finished going through four paper boxes of baseball and football cards tonight.  I am not the guy to come up with a comprehensive list.  I am the guy who is going to have pizza in about 20 minutes and watch some Battlestar Galactica.

By the way, @Wearentnormal says that “basically everything from Waiting for the Sirens Call” has the song title mentioned in lyrics.

Good Hunting!

One thought on “You Might Think That New Order Never Uses Song Titles In Their Lyrics, But You Would Be Wrong

Leave a Reply