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Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by Joy Division
ReleasedJuly 17, 2012
Studio sessionsMarch-August 1995 – Pumpkinland and Chicago Recording Company
Songwriter(s)Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner

"Isolation" is a cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins of the 1980 song by Joy Division. It was originally released on the Joy Division tribute album by Billy Corgan's side project, Starchildren. It later appeared as The Smashing Pumpkins on the 2012 reissue of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

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Be clear every day, every evening
It calls here aloud from above
Carefully watched for a reason
Mistaking devotion and love
Surrendered to self-preservation
From others who care for themselves
But life as it touches perfection
Appears just like anything else


Mother, I tried, please believe me
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm ashamed of the things
I've been put through
I'm ashamed of the person I am


But if you could just see the beauty
These things I could never describe
Pleasures and wayward distraction
Is this my wonderful prize?



Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness2012 Reissue bonus CD 3: Special TeaStudio

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