Shadowplay is the seventh song of the album Unknown Pleasures, by Joy Division and the second song on the second side of it. A recording of it, made by indie rock band The Killers featured on the credits of the 2007 movie Control. There is also a 2010 recording made by metalcore band Carpathian. Early versions of the song can be found in the complimentary album Warsaw.


To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you,
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you,
I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you,
In a room with a window in the corner I found truth.
In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing no more,
As the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor,
And with cold streel, odour on their bodies made a move to connect,
But 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 the night, waiting for you.
To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you.
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Joy Division - Shadowplay

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