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Songs and Lyrics
I Remember Nothing

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 in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport
Released on Unknown Pleasures and on Heart and Soul
Live performance on November 2nd 1979 in Bournemouth released on Heart and Soul

We were strangers - we were strangers, for way too long
Violent, violent - were strangers
Get weak all the time - we just pass the time
Me in my own world - yeah you there beside
The gaps are enormous - we stare from each side
We were strangers, for way too long

Violent, more violent his hand cracks the chair
Moves on reaction, then slumps in despair
Trapped in a cage and surrendered too soon
Me in my own world, the one that you knew
We were strangers - for way too long --

Other information
Cover versions by:Released on:
AloofTransmitiendo Desde América Del Sur (Licor de Mono 2007)
The Devil
  and the Universe
A Change Of Speed, A Change Of Style (OVR CD0001 2015)
835Remixes & Covers (own release - no details known)
FloorDove (No Idea 155 2004 - on CD release only)
Peter Hook
  and The Light
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Australia (Pylon 20/21 2011)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2013)
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Unknown Pleasures: Live in Leeds (Westworld 104 2017)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: at Hebden Bridge (Live Here Now 2017)
Unknown Pleasures / Closer: Live in Camden (Live Here Now 2017)
Magick Y
  and Uncle Tybia
Something About Joy Division (Vox Pop VP3 1989)
(this was a bonus track on the CD version of the album)
The Shimmer3.5 Decades: A Joy Division Italian Tribute (Darkitalia dar001 2014)
Sun SplitterCVLT Nation Sessions: Unknown Pleasures (CVLT Nation 2014)
Vertical SlitUnder The Blood Red Lava Lamp (Siltbreeze SB77 1999)

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