Transmission

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"Transmission"
Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by Joy Division
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2014
Length12:51
Songwriter(s)Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner

"Transmission" is a cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins of the 1979 single by Joy Division. It was recorded at a live rehearsal in 1998, and was released on the 2014 reissue of Adore.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

radio, live transmission
radio, live transmission

listen to the silence, let it ring on
eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun
we would have a fine time living in the night
left to blind destruction
waiting for our sight

and we would go on as though nothing was wrong
and hide from these days we remained all alone
staying in the same place, just staying out the time
touching from a distance
further all the time

dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio

well i could call out when the going gets tough
the things that we've learnt are no longer enough
no language, just sound, that's all we need know, to synchronise
love to the beat of the show

and we could dance

dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio
dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio

Availability

TitleNotesType
As Featured on MTVVideo • Promotional • Live
Adore2014 Reissue CD 6: Kissed Alive TooStudio

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