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Age of Consent is the first song in Power, Corruption and Lies, by New Order. The song has been used for many scenes, trailers, and advertisements, and is covered by over 13 bands, due to its genre being "jangle pop". Jangle pop was used by the Beatles in the '60s, but brought back in the 1980's for many post-punk songs like this one. New Order does not use jangle pop very often. It has been used in movies and even an ad. A Howie B Remix was made for it in (the rest of) New Order. The "Age of Consent" is the legal age to participate in sexual activity.

Allmusic Review

"With their second album Power, Corruption & Lies (1983), New Order kept only the skeletal remains of the sound of their old incarnation, and added synthesizers, sequencers, and a substantial amount of melodicism to the formula. "Age of Consent," the leadoff song from the album, announced their intent, ringing out with Bernard Sumner's twangy guitar licks, Peter Hook's melodic bass lines, Stephen Morris' dance-music-informed drumming, and Gillian Gilbert's evocative synthesizer washes and countermelodies."

Lyrics

Won't you please let me go
These words lie inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Just what you want me to

I saw you this morning
I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually heard it
You're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you

I've lost you (x5)
I've lost you (x5)
I've lost you (x5)
New Order - Age Of Consent05:15

New Order - Age Of Consent

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