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State of the Nation is the 12th single by New Order. Unlike most New Order songs, it not only contains the title in the lyrics, but as a chorus. It is also the tenth track and the last track of Brotherhood, but only on CD versions.

B-side

The B-side has always been Shame of the Nation, a remix of the single. State of the Nation has been a B-side to Bizarre Love Triangle in Australian versions, and is also included in Qwest versions of Bizarre Love Triangle.

Sleeve

The sleeve is of the sky and clouds (computer-generated), similar to Bizarre Love Triangle.

Lyrics

You can walk, or you can run
You don't have to be someone
I went on a summer cruise
Upon an ocean born to lose
My brother said that he was dead
I saw his face and shook my head
Can you see where we can't be
We're losing our blood in the sea
'Cause it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Oh, the state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
Oh, the state of the nation
Is causing deprivation

From my home I traveled far
I drove in my stolen car
When it broke down, I kissed the ground
'Cause I don't kiss when you're around
I don't find that I have been
The portrait of an only son
If that's the case, then who could tell
Where my story had begun?
Cause it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, the state of the nation
That's causing deprivation
Oh, the state of the nation
That's causing deprivation

Even now, I'm all alone
Behind a wall that's made of stone
I think about where we have been
And all the sights that could be seen
I know it all could be worthwhile
If only I could force a smile
Now we turn our backs to the sea
The shame of a nation we'll never be
Cause it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Oh, the state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
Yes, the state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
New Order - State of the Nation06:33

New Order - State of the Nation

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