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“Shadowplay” is a song by the band Joy Division. It appeared on the 1979 album Unknown Pleasures.

Early recordings of the lyrics on the Warsaw album show the first line of the song as saying “To the centre of the city where all roads meet looking for you”. In later recordings the word looking is replaced with waiting.

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To the center of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you
I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you
In a room with a window in the corner I found truth

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  • vigoloide

    O bagulho é dançar nas sombras até a lua a pegar fogo

    3 Jul 3:37pm Reply
  • liviaa_rose

    i wanna live in this songg <3 it gives me life, the bass line especially. and the guitar solo. well basically everything

    24 Jun 12:26am Reply
  • Sp4rkyD4rk

    Joy Division песня Shadowplay меня просто срубила!!! [3]

    31 May 4:38pm Reply
  • Brynhildr_Lied

    To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you

    23 May 1:57am Reply
  • ZeroJine

    Joy Division песня Shadowplay меня просто срубила!!! [2]

    21 May 7:36am Reply
  • liviaa_rose

    So fucking good! [2]

    30 Apr 12:20am Reply
  • Maglor_T

    Dat guitar solo

    31 Jan 5:21pm Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    Still live version is INSANE

    14 Jan 7:01pm Reply
  • Jacquie-Oh

    To the center of the city where a roast beef's waiting for u (6) OMFG! LMAO!!!!!!!! :) He-he!*

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • samiskywalker

    to the center of the city where a roast beef's waiting for you... [5]

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Decay3d_

    to the center of the city where a roast beef's waiting for you... [4]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BastiDrahtdurch

    it's all happening in my mind, there are no signs of odd things in the world, i am the odd thing in the world right now.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PrincessTyphoon

    nvidia

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • galarags

    Songs Take on New Meanings 2014

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    No roast beef for me please chicken and mushroom pie

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • terab1tia

    to the center of the city where a roast beef's waiting for you... [3]

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Shallow blood

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    This may be their greatest song.

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • Nico616

    Ian <3

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • calebthecunt

    that fucking riff is magical.. but the lightening (i think thats what it is) effects just fuck it up for me personally, so cheesy. i can just picture the music video, some big haired 80s hair metal dude in a tracksuit preparing for a boxing fight and then the camera pans to a silhouette and he kicks in the air as the lightening strikes. sigh. sorry.

    3 May 2014 Reply
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