routine biting hard

Love will tear us apart
Joy division
Love will tear us apart

When routine bites hard,
And ambitions are low,
And resentment rides high,
But emotions won’t grow,
And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads.

Then love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

While in the checkout line tonight, the piped-in music station started playing this:

When the routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And the resentment rides high
But emotions wont grow
And were changing our ways,
Taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again

I bet Ian Curtis never thought for a moment that his voice would be serenading midnight shoppers at a Safeway grocery store. Strange days indeed.

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Written by Bernard Sumner, Ian Kevin Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

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This has struck me as being a very “right before The Forgetting” kind of song, when the Starblaster crew is kind of unraveling, watching the Relic Wars unfold.

When the routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And the resentment rides high
But emotions won’t grow
And we’re changing our ways,
Taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again

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When the routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And the resentment rides high
But emotions won’t grow
And we’re changing our ways
Taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again

Love Will tear us apart - Joy Division

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Domani sera 31.12 in Piazza Verdi a La Spezia dj-set del bassista Peter Hook
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When routine bites hard and ambitions are low, and resentment rides high, but emotions won’t grow, and we’re changing our ways, taking different road, then love, love will tear us apart again. […] You cry out in your sleep, all my failings exposed. And there’s a taste in my mouth, as desperation takes hold. Just that something so good just can’t function no more, but love, love will tear us apart again.