In A Lonely Place

October 23rd, 2014 Comments Off on In A Lonely Place

I listen to a lot of New Order, and I’ve noticed certain phrases that pop up in multiple songs: “in a lonely place”, “this time of night”, “you just can’t believe”. So, naturally, I decided to analyze New Order song lyrics to see what else I could find. I included the song title as part of the lyrics (since New Order often doesn’t) and didn’t consider phrases that spanned multiple lines. I found all the phrases of at least four words that appear in at least two songs. I eliminated near-duplicates and the less interesting. Here they are, along with their songs and the lines they appear in. My favorites are at the top.

“THIS TIME OF NIGHT”
As It Is When It Was: The streets are so empty at this time of night
This Time Of Night: This Time Of Night

“IN A LONELY PLACE”
Face Up: It’s dieing in a lonely place
In A Lonely Place: In A Lonely Place

“YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE”
Confusion: You just can’t believe me
Love Vigilantes: You just can’t believe

“HOW DOES IT FEEL”
Blue Monday: Tell me how does it feel
Someone Like You: How does it feel

“YOU WERE HERE WITH ME”
In A Lonely Place: How I wish you were here with me now
I’ve Got A Feeling: I’d say it to your face if you were here with me,

“WHERE WE HAVE BEEN”
State Of The Nation: I think about where we have been
Weirdo: I don’t care where we have been

“DOWN ON MY KNEES AND”
Bizarre Love Triangle: I get down on my knees and pray
Denial: To fall down on my knees and resume this charade

“I CAME TO YOU”
Angel Dust: With open arms I came to you
Shellshock: I came to you, I called in vain

“IN THE END YOU”
Face Up: But in the end you lost your friend
Sub-Culture: In the end you will submit

“A HOLD ON ME”
Fine Time: To get a hold on me
True Faith: Something’s got a hold on me

“AND I DON’T KNOW WHY”
Broken Promises: And I don’t know why people die
Love Less: And I don’t know why I even try

“AT THE END OF THE”
Everybody Everywhere: At the end of the show
We All Stand: At the end of the road

“AT THE HANDS OF”
All Day Long: Who died at the hands of a desperate man
Vanishing Point: At the hands of one another

“CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF”
Jetstream: I just can’t get enough of you
Slow Jam: I can’t get enough of this

“CHANGE THE WAY THAT”
Dream Attack: But I can’t change the way that I am
Recoil: You know I can’t change the way that you want me to be.

“DO WHAT I CAN”
Dream Attack: And for you I would do what I can
Recoil: But I tried to do what I can, gone is the life we built in a sec.

“DON’T GIVE UP THE”
Shellshock: Don’t give up the game until your heart stops beating
World In Motion: You know you can win, don’t give up the chase

“DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD”
I’ve Got A Feeling: Driving down the road,
Krafty: Sitting in a car and driving down the road

“EVERY TIME I SEE YOU”
Bizarre Love Triangle: Every time I see you falling
Broken Promises: Every time I see you, you shout at me

“FROM MY HEAD TO MY TOES”
Leave Me Alone: But from my head to my toes
Sugarcane: From my head to my toes

“HOW CAN I EVER”
Close Range: How can I ever make you understand
Mr Disco: How can I ever forget you

“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY”
Crystal: I don’t know what to say, you don’t care anyway
Waiting For The Sirens’ Call: I don’t know what to say

“I THINK OF YOU”
Bizarre Love Triangle: Every time I think of you
Run Wild: I think of you

“I TRIED SO HARD”
Denial: I tried to understand him, I tried so hard
Sunrise: I tried so hard last night you would not talk to me

“I USED TO THINK”
1963: I used to think of him, he used think of me
Mr Disco: I used to think about you night and day
True Faith: I used to think that the day would never come

“I WANT TO BE”
Dream Attack: But I want to be with you
I’ve Got A Feeling: I want to be free, to do what I do best,
Recoil: It’s not the way that I want to be
Spooky: I want to be up in the air

“I WILL MAKE YOU”
As It Is When It Was: You listen hard and I will make you see
Young Offender: (Whatever it takes, I will make you mine)

“I’M NOT THE KIND”
Age Of Consent: I’m not the kind that needs to tell you
Special: I’m not the kind of person that you need

“IT DOESN’T TAKE A”
All The Way: It doesn’t take a genius
Primitive Notion: It doesn’t take a lot to confuse me

“IT USED TO BE”
1963: And he often remembered how it used to be
Special: It isn’t what it used to be

“IT’S BEEN A LONG”
Hellbent: Its been a long time, since the last time
Primitive Notion: It’s been a long and lonely ride

“JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE”
Krafty: Just give me one more chance (one more chance)
Slow Jam: Just give me one more wish

“MAKE ME FEEL LIKE”
Angel Dust: You make me feel like a masked delusion
Someone Like You: Someone like you can make me feel like I used to do

“MY LOVE FOR YOU”
Guilt Is A Useless Emotion: (I need you now) My love for you I wanna show
Run Wild: And my love for you will never die,

“NOW I’LL TELL YOU SOMETHING”
Confusion: And now I’ll tell you something I think you should know
Run Wild: But now I’ll tell you something

“THAT I WAS A”
Guilty Partner: That I was a cruel man
Love Vigilantes: That said that I was a brave, brave man

“THE DAY THAT I”
Run: I can’t recall the day that I last heard from you
Truth: On the day that I fear?

“THE KIND OF PERSON”
Run Wild: You’re the kind of person
Special: I’m not the kind of person that you need

“THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED”
Love Less: To give you all the things that you need
Sugarcane: I can hardly believe the things that you need at home

“THE WAY THAT I”
Dream Attack: But I can’t change the way that I am
Recoil: It’s not the way that I want to be
Shellshock: But that’s the way that I can win

“THE WAY THAT YOU”
Everything’s Gone Green: Is this the way that you wanted to pay
Recoil: You know I can’t change the way that you want me to be.

“THIS WORLD OF OURS”
Face Up: This world of ours it felt brand new
Rock The Shack: I believe this world of ours is giving me adrenaline

“TO MAKE YOU SEE”
Procession: I try to make you see the world without a view
Waiting For The Sirens’ Call: What can I do just to make you see

“TOP OF THE WORLD”
Guilt Is A Useless Emotion: Standing on top of the world
Run: You work your way to the top of the world

“WE COULD FIND A”
Paradise: If we could find a home, we could go through time together
Spooky: Maybe we could find a time

“WHAT CAN I DO”
I’ve Got A Feeling: What can I do, something it’s changed
Round & Round: You think I am crazy, but what can I do
Waiting For The Sirens’ Call: What can I do just to make you see

“WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO”
Run: What do you want me to believe
Turn: What do you want me to do

“WHATEVER YOU MAY THINK OF ME”
Sunrise: (Whatever you may think of me whatever you may say
This Time Of Night: Whatever you may think of me

“WHEN YOU WANT ME”
5.8.6.: When you want me in your heart
60 Miles An Hour: ‘Cos I’ll be there for you when you want me to

“WHERE WE USED TO”
Close Range: Remember in the park where we used to play
Mesh: Some day, I know, we even get where we used to go

“YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN”
Hellbent: Do you know what I mean? I’m trying to say I’m sorry
Sooner Than You Think: Oh, you know what I mean, yes you do

“YOU MAKE ME FEEL”
Angel Dust: You make me feel like a masked delusion
Every Little Counts: You make me feel so good

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