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Shellshock is the twelfth single made by New Order
220px-Shellshock - New Order - CD Single

Cover sleeve

. It is the second-longest cut made at nearly 10 minutes. It was originally released on the Pretty in Pink soundtrack at 6 minutes, before being released by New Order. The Substance version is similar to the Pretty in Pink version.

The song is made up of a complex of freestyle and arcade-like sounds. New Order was assisted by remixer John Robie in making this, the person who made the complicated dub on the 12" Sub-Culture.

The sleeve is graffiti that was taken by Geoff Power (see The Perfect Kiss). Interestingly, the "Alex" seen at the top middle of the painting was originally on the graffiti and not put in by Peter Saville.

Only on the 12" UK release of Shellshock had the remix "Shellcock" as a B-side. The other releases had Theives Like Us Instrumental, which like Shellshock, is also in a freestyle genre.

Lyrics

Note: The 4th stanza is only in the full 10 minute version.

That's the way - Shellshock
Hold on!It's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

You call me on the phone, you left me all alone
All I get from you is shellshock
Another day goes by and all I do is cry
All I get from you is shellshock
I'd tell the world and save my soul
But rain falls down and I feel cold
A cold that sleeps within my heart
It tears the earth and sun apart
But that's the way that I can win
A victim of your evil sin
You've lost the hold you've had on me
By causing the changes that you never see
Hold on! It's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

When we walk through open doorways,
Counting time in one or more ways
We can't find our peace of mind
And life becomes a life of crime
And that's the day I call your name
I came to you, I called in vain
You lost the faith within your heart
The fire in your soul from the end to the start
Hold on!It's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating

After all the years now I can't stand the tears,
But nothing's gonna happen to shellshock
Blood that comes from pain, the joys the very same
Now I can't hear the sound of shellshock

I've been good and I've been bad
But common sense I've never had
No matter how I try and try,
I hide the truth behind a lie
But that's the way that I can win
A victim of your evil sin
You lost the faith within your heart
The fire in your soul from the end to the start
Hold on!It's never enough
It's never enough until your heart stops beating
The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain
Don't give up the game until your heart stops beating
New order - shell-shock (extended version)09:50

New order - shell-shock (extended version)

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