Love Will Tear Us Apart [Joy Division cover]

by E-Mute

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A piano vocals cover of the Joy Division song Love Will Tear Us Apart.
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" was written in August 1979, and debuted when the band supported Buzzcocks on their UK tour in September to November 1979. It is one of the few songs in which singer Ian Curtis played guitar on live versions. The lyrics ostensibly reflect the problems in his marriage to Deborah Curtis, as well as his general frame of mind in the time leading up to his suicide in May 1980. The title is an ironic reference to "Love Will Keep Us Together". Deborah had the phrase "Love Will Tear Us Apart" inscribed on Ian's memorial stone.

The song was first released as a single in June 1980 and became the band's first chart hit, reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The band postponed their US tour after Curtis's death, performed a few short sets as The No-Names, then finally renamed the group as New Order.
Full History at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Will_Tear_Us_Apart

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"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.

Why is the bedroom so cold?
You've turned away on your side.
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect runs so dry.
Yet there's still this appeal
That we've kept through our lives.

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

credits

released February 10, 2016
Writers: Ian Curtis Peter Hook Stephen Morris Bernard Sumner
Performed/arranged by E-Mute
Mixed/mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson at Skonrokk Studios.

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E-Mute is a drummer, singer, songwriter who is using the piano and drums as his main instruments to compose. E-Mute before he decided to create his music was a professional drummer and has played with a lot of great musicians Pip Williams (produced Dido, Uriah Heep, Graham Bonnet) Bias Boshell from the Moody Blues, Scott James from the Stereophonics. ... more

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