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Procession is a song by New Order, and the second single that New Order ever made. It is regarded as an intermediate between Joy Division and New Order. Everything's Gone Green has always been it's B-side.

Background

Procession is a rather optimistic song, despite it's name, contains a strong "uprising" emphesis, along with an odd lyrical message. Gillian Gilbert also speaks with vocalist Bernard Sumner in this single (Alone, alone), giving a lyrical effect.

Procession, along with Everything's Gone Green, it's B-side which will eventually turn out to be the next single, and tracks from Movement, was recorded in 1981.

The Procession artwork has different colours (see gallery below) while some labels are reversed. The artwork represents "community".

Procession was included on the 1981-1982 EP, but not in any studio albums.

Gallery






Lyrics

There is no end to this
I have seen your face
But I don't recognize all these things
You must have left behind
It's a problem, you know
That's been there all your life
I try to make you see the world without a view
That just turn black and white
At night it gets cold and
You'd dearly like to turn away
The escape that fills
that makes you want to turn on heel
Alone, alone, alone, alone

There is no end to this
I can't turn away
Another picture but the scene
It's still the same
There is no room to move
Or try to look away
Remember, life is strange
The life keeps getting stranger every day
I try so hard but this attitudes
A type that won't subside
No matter what they say
Remember your heart beats you day at night
Your heart beats you day at night (3x)
New Order Procession04:29

New Order Procession

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