Joy Division - Joy Division tab

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		The *Complete* Joy Division TAB file
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	From: Johnny Mnemonic 
	(TAB inverted by John Mc Donagh)

The lyrics I ftp'd from cs.uwp.edu, I dont know who to give credit to for
them.  I made some corrections as I thought some of them were wrong.  The
guitar work was mostly done by (guitar hero) Bob Lagrasse and I did the bass
parts.  If you disagree with anything or play anything differently, drop me
a line as I'd love to hear it.  We based these tabs off of the studio albums,
we could make a whole other long text file on how they played with (Still and
variouse bootlegs).  Also, Ian did change some of the lyrics on some of
the live performances.  Hmm, did I leave out and excuses? :P
Tom Chess
tchess@ux4.cso.uiuc.edu.

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Joy Division
Ian Curtis    : Vocals, guitar
Bernard Dicken: Guitar, synth, bass (I have no idea where or when he played
                bass, but whenever they list the band he is credited with
                some bass work).
Peter Hook    : Bass, vocals, guitar (Again, I have no idea where Peter
                played guitar.)
Stephen Morris: Drums

Unknown Pleasures:
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Disorder--------bass1: D C G Ad-0-0000----------------------|a--------3-33-3--------0-00-0-|e---------------3-3333--------|
I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man New sensations bear the innocence - leave them for another day I've go the spirit, lose the feeling take the shock away
bass2: x2d---------------0-000-00---0----------|a--------0-00-0----------3---1--------|e-3-3333------------------------------|
bass3: x2d--------------------0-000-00---0-----|a-0-000-00---0----------------3---1-1-|e----------3---1--1-------------------|
bass4:d----------------0-0000------------------------|a-0-000-00---0----------3-33-3---------0-00-0--|e----------3---1----------------3-3333---------|
back to bass1 It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand On the tenth floor, down the backstairs into no-man's land Lights are flashing, cars are crashing, getting frequent now I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it out somehow bass2: x2 bass3: x2 bass4: back to bass1 What means to you, what means to me - and we will meet again I'm watching you, I watch it all I take no pity from friends Who is right and who can tell, and who gives a damn right now Until the spirit, new sensation takes hold - then you know (3) I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling (2) Feeling (7)
ending bass: (this is kinda weak, but it's as close as i got for now)d----------00- ---000-|a-00-22-33----x2 -3-----| till then ende------------- -------|
Insight ------- this part is most likely played by a guitar, but i have transcribed it for bass cuz when playing live P plays the part will Bernard is at the synth. But I could never get my bass to sound like the Unknown Pleasure version, but here's my best shot at it. g-10-10-9-9-7--7-7--7--7-7- x2 g-8-8-7-7-5--5-5--5--5-5- x2 repeat till the bass 'solo' g-11-12-12-12--11-12-12-12---11-12-12-12-12--10-10-11-11-12-12-12 Guess the dream always end They don't rise up just descend But I don't care anymore I've lost the will to want more I'm not afraid, not at all I watch them all as they fall But I remember, when we were young Those with habits of waste The sense of style and the taste Of making sure you were right Hey, don't you know you were right I'm not afraid anymore I keep my eyes on the door But I remember... Tears and sadness for you More upevil for you Reflects a moment in time A special moment in time Yeah, we wasted our time We didn't really have time But we remember - when we were young And all God's angels beware And all you judges beware Sons of chance take good care For all the people not there I'm not afraid anymore (4) bass solo till end:
New Dawn Fades--------------bass throughout the song:d-2-222-22-2-2-222-0-000-00-0-0-000--------------------------------|a-----------------------------------3-333-33-3-3-333-0-000-0-0-000-|
guitar part: e scale blues progression Change of speed, a change of style A change of scene, with no regrets A chance to watch admire the distance Still occupied - though you forget Different colours, different shades Over each mistakes were made I took the blame Directionless, so plain to see A loaded gun won't set you free So you say We'll share a drink and step outside An angry voice and one who cried We'll give you everything and more The strain's too much, can't take much more Oh I've walked on water, run through fire Can't seem to feel it anymore It was me - waiting for me Hoping for something more Me - see me in this time - Hoping for something else ending: g-55-33-2-2-2-2 repeat till end She's Lost Control ------------------ bass: g-10--10-10-10--10-10--9-10-9-7--7-7-7--8--8-8-8--8-8-7-8-7--5-5-5-5- the bass bridge is g-10--10-10-10--10-10-7--7-9--9-10-10-10-10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7- the bass also follows the guitar part at some parts which is--- G A A# C D then G A A# C A I could never get my bass to sound just like Pete's, but I'm pretty sure the progression is right... Confusion in her eyes that says it all - She's lost control And she's clinging to the nearest passer-by She's lost control And she gave away the secrets of her past And said "I've lost control again." And she turned to me and took me by the hand and said "I've lost control again" and how I'll never know just why or understand She said "I've lost control again" And she screamed out, kicking on her side And seized up on the floor - I thought she'd died She said "I've lost control again" She's lost control again - she's lost control Well I had to phone her friend to state her case and say she's lost control again And she showed up all the errors and mistakes and said "I've lost control again" But she expressed herself in many different ways until she'd control again And walked upon the edge of no escape and laughed "I've lost control again" She's lost control again, she's lost control (2)
Shadowplay----------bass:a-3-3333333/5-----------|e-------------0-0000000-|
guitar rythm: c d e (like bass) To the centre of the city where all roads meet looking for you To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank searching for you Moving through the silence without motion waiting for you In a room with no window in the corner, I found truth
bass changes:1:a--5-3-5-3-5-3----------|e--------------0--------|
2:a--5-5-3-3-1-1--------|e--------------0-0----|
In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing more As the assassins all grouped in four lines, Dancing on the floor, And with cold steel, odour on their bodies, made a move to connect I could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left I did everything, everything I wanted to I let them use you - for their own ends To the centre of the city in night waiting for you (2) Wilderness ---------- bass: f# slide d then open e then follows guitar notes bass changes:
d-----------0-------------------------------|a-----4------4-2- a-----4-------4- a-----4----------|e-2-2----2-2----- e-2-2---2-2----- e-2-2---2-2-0-0--|
guitar chord:D A# Cguitar solo:e---------------------------------------------------------------|b---------------------------------------------------------------|g---57775775 57775775-7--0--7--0--7--5-7--5-7--0-7--0-7--5-7--5-|d----------------------8-----8-----8----8----8----8----8----8---|a---------------------------------------------------------------|e---------------------------------------------------------------|
Then back into the ol' D A# C progression - much easier than it appears in the tab, trust me. I traveled far and wide through many different times What did you see there? I saw the saints and their toys What did you see there? I saw all knowledge destroyed I traveled far and wide through many different times I traveled far and wide to prisons of the cross What did you see there? The power and glory of sin What did you see there? The blood of Christ on their skins I traveled far and wide through many different times I traveled far and wide where unknown martyrs died What did you see there? I saw the one-sided trials What did you see there? I saw the tears as they cried They had tears in their eyes! Tears in their eyes! (3) Interzone --------- bass: a-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-3- Ok the chord progression is really very simple A A A C D C A - The solo, another basic blues progression derivitive
e-------------|b-5-----------|g--7-5-5------| x2d-----7-7-7-7-|a--------7-7--|e-------------|
I walked through city limits Someone took me into by the blue Attracted by some force within it If I could close my eyes to get used to it Around the corner where a puppet lay Saw the place where she had a room to stay A wire fence where children play Saw them dance where the body lay And I was looking for a friend of mine I had no time to lose Yeah, looking for some friends of mine.
bassd------------3------------------| in this part the guitar and bass are tradinga-0--0--0--35-5-0--0--0---------| off playing A
The car screeched in the sand and dust Feel encouraged - just a car on it's side Metallic blue turned red with rust Pulled it close by the buildin's side In a room for forgotten youth I could think or let my senses slide Turned on to a night with you Find the place where my friends, won't go And I was looking for a friend of mine I had no time to lose Yeah looking for some friends of mine bass: play A throughout this softly Down the dark street, | Through the dark house the houses looked the same | all the faces looked the same I walked round and round | Stopped and turned around, you nailed me to a tree | held me to a game Try to find a clue | Try to find a way Try to find a way To get out For twelve windows stand in a row Behind a wall where I looked out The light shined like a neon show See the deep fellow warning me No place to stop, no place to go No time to lose, have to keep on going I guess they died some time ago I guess they died some time ago And I was looking for a friend of mine And I have no time to lose Yeah, I was looking for a friend of mine same bass fill as before to end
Closer:Isolation---------bass1: bass2g------------------------------------|---------------------------5-5-5-5-|d-3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-|-3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5---------|
bass3: bass4g---------------------------------|----------------------------3-5-3----|d-3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5-0-3-5-|-3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--3-5-5-5--------5--|
bass1 and 2 switch off as intro: Be clear every day, every evening bass2 It calls for alarm from above bass1 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 Isolation (3) bass2 Mother, I tried, please believe me bass3 I'm doing the best that I can I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through bass1 I'm ashamed of the person I am Isolation (3) bass2 But if you could just see the beauty bass1 These things I could never describe Pleasures and wayward distractions This is my wonderful prize bass2 bass4 bass2 bass4 bass2 bass1 bass1 bass1 Isolation (5) bass 3 3 3 4 3 Colony ------ bass a-0-3-5-0-3-5-0-3-5-3-5-5- A cry for help, a hint of anaesthesia The sound from broken homes, we used to meet always here As he lays asleep she takes him in her arms Some things I have to do but I don't mean you harm I wore a careless glance and kissed her last goodbye Hands in the bag she packed a tear she tries to hide Cruel wind that howls down to our lunacy And leaves him standing cold here in this colony I can't see why all these confrontations I can't see why all these dislocations No, family life just makes me feel uneasy Stood alone here in this colony In this colony (4) Yeah, God in his wisdom took you by the hand, God in his wisdom made you understand (4) In this colony (4)
A Means to an End- ----- -- -- ---bass:g---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0------------------|a-0---0---0---0------------------------------------|e-----------------3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0----|
A legacy, so far removed One day will be improved Eternal rights we left behind, We were the better kind You this day met free too, I always looked to you (3) We fought for good, stood side by side Our friendship never died But stranger ways that froze on highs, our vision touched the skies Mortal list - the points to prove I put my trust in you (3) A house somewhere, on foreign soil Where aching lovers called Is this your goal, your final deeds Where dogs and vultures eat? Permitted still, I turned to go I put my trust in you (4) In you, in you, in you Put my trust in you, in you Heart and Soul ----- --- ---- bass: e-0-0-3--0-0-0-3-0-4- Substance: Warsaw ------ bass: G F# E fill e-0-3-5-6-8-6-5-3- guitar chords follow bass line with G F# E until th chorus comes. when the lyrics go "3 1 g" the guitar goes EE GG F#F# FF {repeats through chorus} 3 - 5 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 5 - Go! I was there in the backstage when first light came around I grew up like a changeling to wait the first time around I could see all the weakness -- I could pick all the faults But I concede all the faith tests -- just a stick in your throat 3 - 1 - G (3) Hung around in your soundtrack -- to mirror all that you've done To find the right side of reason to kill the three lies for one I could see all the cold facts -- I could see through your eyes All this don't make no contact no matter how hard I try 3 - 1 - G (3) I could still hear the footsteps -- I could see only walls I say 'hey' for you mad traps -- hearing no at all I could see contradiction -- I could give up the fight Just to live in the past tense -- To make believe you were right! 3 - 1 - G (3) 3 - 5 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 5 Leaders of Men ------- -- --- guitar chords are simple again with a basic g f regression when it appears, change octaves (the same applies to the bass). Barre the first f/g combo at fretts 3 and 1 respectively and the second set at 10 and 8. Born from some mother's womb -- Just like any other room Made a promise for a new life -- Made a victim out of your life When your time's on the door -- And you trip to the floor And you feel you can touch -- All the noise is too much And the seeds that are sown -- Are no longer your own Just a minor operation -- To force the final ultimatum A thousand words are spoken loud Reach that gun to fool the crowds When you walk down the street and the sound that's so sweet And you wish you could hide -- Maybe go for a ride To some picture arcade -- Where the future's not made A nightmare situation -- Infiltrate imagination Smacks of past holy wars -- Fight a war with broken laws The leaders of men -- Born out of your frustration The leaders of men -- Just a strange infatuation The leaders of men -- Made a promise for a new life No saviour for our sakes To crush the enteties of hate Self-induced manipulation To crush all thoughts of mass-salvation Digital ------- bass: a-3-2-0-0-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-
fills:d-3-2-0-| everytime I hear a new version of the song I hear a new fill so..d-3-3-3-|d-3-2-2-|d-3-2-3-|
Guitar solo:
e------------------------|b--44343---44343--44343--|g-------3-------3------3-|
The rest of the fade in's and stuff, really the whole song, are comprised of some highly sophisticated compression technology (actually he's just muting the strings) Feel it closing in, feel it closing in A fear of whom I call, hearing someone call Feel it closing in, feel it closing in Day in, day out (6) Feel it closing in, As patterns seem to form I feel it cold and warm As shadows start to fall Feel it closing in, feel it closing in Day in, day out (5) I'd have the world to see just what happens to my decorum And then just fade away I see you fade away, don't ever fade away I need you here today Don't ever fade away (4) Fade away (7)
Transmission------------bass:d-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------|a--------------------------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|
filld-0---0----2--|a---3---3-----|
Guitar melodye-----------------------------------------------|b-----------------------------------------------|g-2--4-4--2--2--4-4--2--------------------------|d-----------------------------------------------|a---------------0--2-2--0--0--2-2--0------------|e-----------------------------------------------|
guitar solo
e----------------------------|b-6--5--6-5-6-5-6------------|g-----------7--4--7-4-7-4-7--|d----------------------------|a----------------------------|e----------------------------|
Radio -- live transmission -- radio live transmission Listen to the silence, let it ring on Eyes dark, relentless, frightened of the sun We would have a fine time living in the night Left a blind destruction, Waiting for our sign We would go on as though nothing was wrong Hide from these days to remain all alone Staying in the same place, just staring at the tide Touching from a distance, further all the time Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance to the radio (4) Well I could call out when the going gets tough The things we've learned are no longer enough No language, just sound is all we need know To synchronise love to the beat of the show And we could dance -- dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio (4)
Love Will Tear Us Apart---- ---- ---- -- -----bass:starts at:g-7-d-0- repeated till melody
melody g-7-77-777-9-10-99-4-44444-22222222
live version end with the bass and keyboards playing:g---0---0---|d-7---7-----| till end
Holy almost having no input in this song whatsoever there's only one small section with any guitar in it but just in case you're wondering, it's a simple D chord. When the routine bites hard and ambitions are low And the resentment rides high but emotions won't grow And we're changing our ways, taking different roads Then love, love will tear us apart again (4) Why is the bedroom so cold Turned away on your side? Is my timing that flawed, our respect run so dry? Yet there's still this appeal That we've kept through our lives Love, love will tear us apart again (4) Do you cry out in your sleep All my failings expose? Get a taste in my mouth As desperation takes hold Is it something so good Just can't function no more? When love, love will tear us apart again (4)
No Love Lost-- ---- ----bass intro:g----0-0-----|d---0---0----|a--0-----0---| x2 thene-0-------0--|
a-0- however many times you want before you start the songa-00-12-00-9- repeated
guitar intro
e------------------|b------------------|g------------------|d--8-8-8-8-8-----6-| x3 then 2x A# 2x G# 2X A#a--------------8---|e------------------|
guitar: A# G# A# So long sitting here -- Didn't here the warning Waiting for the tape to run We've been moving round in different situations Knowing that the time would come Just to see you torn apart -- witness to your empty heart I need it (3) ----Here's the progression that goes on durring the upcomming speach---- A# C C# A# C C# D# C C# A# ----After the speech it goes back to the A# G# A# progression---- Through the wire screen the eyes of those standing outside looked in at her as if into the cage of some rare creature in a zoo. In the hand of one of the assistants she saw the same instrument which they had that morning inserted deep into her body. She shuddered instinctively. No life at all in the House of Dolls. No love lost (3) You've been seeing things Without the point of learning Hoping that the truth will pass No life underground Wasting, never changing Wishing that this thing won't last To never see you show your age To watch you to the feeling fades I need it -------- Well, that's all we have cranked out for now. Like I said, if ya' find anything blatantly wrong or you play it a lil different and it sounds good I'd love to hear about it. Hope you have as much fun with this as we did.
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