Who Sang As It Is When It Was? New Order

New Order Brotherhood cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gillian Lesley Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris, Bernard Sumner
release date: 1986-9
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Electro/Synth-pop/Indie Rock
length: 3:47
writer: Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert, Bernard Sumner
I've kept my head against the wall
I've been this way for so long now
You weren't exactly falling over yourself
When last I saw you
Well I always thought
We'd get along like a house on fire
Until you told me that I'd have to go
How can someone like you work that slow

Whatever you think of me
You listen hard and I will make you see
Whatever you think of me
You listen hard and I will make you see

I don't feel anything no more
This state of grace is consuming me
I'm not grown up and I am not a boy
I feel no pain and I feel no joy
Well I always thought
We'd get along like a house on fire
In those days when the sun was warm
I ran in the street where I was born

Whatever you think of me
You listen hard and I will make you see
Whatever you think of me
You listen hard and I will make you see

The streets are so empty at this time of night
I'd rather walk on my own than fight
In a world where I'd forgotten you
I found myself forgotten, too
That's the danger of believing books
And all the lies of those thieves and crooks
We sing intellectual songs of love
From a stolen pen to a velvet glove.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Paradise
  • 2 Weirdo
  • 3 As It Is When It Was
  • 4 Broken Promise
  • 5 Way of Life
  • 6 Bizarre Love Triangle
  • 7 All Day Long
  • 8 Angel Dust
  • 9 Every Little Counts
  • 10 State of the Nation