Joy Division : Decades [1980] [reblog]

from Oannes *
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Οι ερμηνείες των στίχων του αριστουργήματος των Joy Division είναι ποικίλες. Προσωπικά επιλέγω την “επίσημη”, της αναφοράς σε μια γενιά που άφησε τη νεότητά της στο πεδίο της μάχης. Το Decades είναι ένα από τα ζοφερότερα και πιο αληθινά αντιπολεμικά τραγούδια που εχω ακούσει.

The interpretations of Joy Division’s masterpiece are varied. I personally choose the “official” view of it being a reference to a generation that lost its youth on the battlefield.
Decades is one of the bleakest and most sincere anti-war songs I’ve ever heard.


❝ Here are the young men, the weight on their shoulders
Here are the young men, well where have they been?
We knocked on the doors of Hell’s darker chamber
Pushed to the limit, we dragged ourselves in
Watched from the wings as the scenes were replaying
We saw ourselves now as we never had seen
Portrayal of the trauma and degeneration
The sorrows we suffered and never were free
Where have they been?
Where have they been?
Where have they been?
Where have they been?
Weary inside, now our heart’s lost forever
Can’t replace the fear, or the thrill of the chase
Each ritual showed up the door for our wanderings
Open then shut, then slammed in our face
Where have they been?
Where have they been?
Where have they been?
Where have they been? ❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!