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hjspark

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does anybody know what this song is actually about?

i cant seem to grasp it.

was he saying we live in a lonely place because there is no god? surely if he meant this it would be on a lonely place?

or does it mean something else?

i am a bit perplexed,

Howard.

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actually having thought about it,i think there is another meaning to it and it isnt the above
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Possibly one of the band would confirm this but in the absence of the written lyrics I'm not entirely sure that it was titled "In A Lonely Place" at the time it was written - I have a theory that this title may have come about afterwards - maybe when the single was about to be recorded/released. We know the original (different)  lyrics were titled "Misplaced" - but at some stage the song was called "Little Boy" - early setlists of New Order had this as its title if memory serves me correctly. I would guess that Ian's title for the song as it stood in the final take was "Little Boy" - can anyone confirm?
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Where can we check: permanence or tfad? Will browse tomorrow &have a look.
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An early example of the band taking a film title to name one of their songs?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042593/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Anyone made a recent attempt at deciphering the lyrics to 'Misplaced'  probably the last lyrics Ian committed to tape? Or Ceremony from the same rehearsals?
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Can you pm me it too, dmxi? [smile]

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Anyone made a recent attempt at deciphering the lyrics to 'Misplaced'  probably the last lyrics Ian committed to tape? Or Ceremony from the same rehearsals?


IALP (Early Vocals, Take 1)

Closer to heaven…

Now with the loss of light
Changes that may collide
Waltz down a riverside
Changing the way to light

Land that may never shine
Faces we’ll never find
Field with the land aflame
Changing from night to waste

Daytime will break our lives
Touching the wasted night
Lifetime will never shine
Hoping we'll never die

Hope you’ll be given pride
Hoping is also pride
Drawn to another state
Wasting your time away

Breakthrough the dream with me now
Breakthrough the dream with me now
Breakthrough the dream with me now
Repulse others with me now
Breakthrough the dream with me now...

Waltz to another each time
Now I don’t know what I look like
Now I can see you’re all left out
How I wish you were home

Wish you were here
Walking away
Walking away through the dream to you now...

IALP (Early Vocals, Take 2)

Closer in Heaven’s device
Treading the silent daylight
Chasing a shadow that runs
Closer, I’m pulling into God

Time for a movement to pass
Time for all mortals, be alive
Changes heaven with fire
Changing the way you lie

Walking away from the start
Two worlds and each day leave apart
God's wrath draws closer and chimes
Calling me over each time

*Hums
Breakthrough the dream with me, me...
Breakthrough the dream with me, me...
Breakthrough the dream with me, me...
*Hums

Now that it’s final, we’ll die
Ages that fight, we won’t mind
All those reacting are stabbed
Wish you were here with me now
Wish you were here with me now

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhHGVgxeras

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Thank you JGreham!
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Oddly enough, i2 just listened to this this morning at 3am lol. It seems to me to conjure up visions of an ancient battleground and this song is a lament sung by one of the losing soliders who are facing death at the hands of their victors. Make of that what you will. You can read my decipherment of the lyrics here http://lwtua.websitetoolbox.com/post/alt-lyrics-for-early-versions-in-a-lonely-place-7258022?pid=1286131386
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Those early lyrics for 'Misplaced' could perhaps refer / relate to the scenarios / comments that Ian made during the hypnosis session with Bernard ...that took place around the same time ?
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Those early lyrics for 'Misplaced' could perhaps refer / relate to the scenarios / comments that Ian made during the hypnosis session with Bernard ...that took place around the same time ?
That's plausible, and quite possible, particularly as didn't these recordings and hypnosis occur somewhat concurrently? Excellent insight, thanks for that!
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Only my suggestion - ref the lyrics - but these events were close in time, with the hypnosis session during the first week of May (4th ? ) and the recording sessions of the rehearsals / demo's likely during the first two weeks  of May
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