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State of the Nation



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 be
We're losing our blood in the sea

'Cause it's the state of the nation, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
It's causing death inflation

From my home I travel 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, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
It's causing death inflation

State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation
State of the nation

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 sigh
Now we turn across the sea
The shame of a nation we'll never be

'Cause it's the state of the nation, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Yes, it's the state of the nation, state of the nation
That's holding our salvation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
Is causing deprivation
Oh, the state of the nation, state of the nation
It's causing death inflation

Original Artist
New Order

Live Statistics
This was played 45 times.

Live Debut

The Hacienda, Manchester, England (UK)  1985-07-16 5:33:00 PM

Last Live

La Mutualit√©, Paris (FR)  1987-12-08 12:36:00 AM

Credits
Words and music by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner and Gillian Gilbert.
(C) 1986 Be Music / Warner Chappell Music Ltd. London W1Y 3FA

Official Versions
12" Version (6:32)  HyperLink
Edit (3:27) 
Instrumental Edit (4:17) 
Razormaid 2002 Mix (8:11)  HyperLink
Shame of the Nation (7:54)  HyperLink
Shame of the Nation (Edit) (3:32) 
Video (?:??) 











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