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The final track on Remain in Light, "The Overload" represents the Talking Heads' attempt to emulate the sound of the band Joy Division. This effort was made in spite of the fact that no one in the band had actually heard the music of Joy Division. Rather, it was based on an idea of what Joy Division might sound like, based on descriptions of their music in the press.

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a terrible signal
too weak to even recognize
a gentle collapsing
the removal of the insides

i'm touched by your pleas
i value these moments
we're…

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