Curtis’ Agony of the Eternal Suffering

It’s been almost 30 years since we lost one of the greatest musician and songwriters ever. On this day in 1980 Ian Curtis committed suicide.

Joy Division made only two studio albums but made a huge impact on the music scene. Since Ian ended all of it in the most tragic way, we’ll never know what they could have done had they been able to give us anything more.

Ian was a musician all made of pain caused by feeling the pain of others. But he couldn’t do anything about it, and he was expressing the suffering through his songs. It’s a tragedy of the people who were born with a strong empathy. They’re highly sensitive and sometimes they lose the battle with themselves and the world around them. At some point, they just can’t stand anymore.

There’s no need to write his biography here. It’s better to listen to the songs. Ian’s soul is in all of them.

Listen to the Twenty Four Hours, listen to the lyrics!

„So this is permanence, love’s shattered pride.

What once was innocence, turned on its side.

A cloud hangs over me, marks every move,

Deep in the memory, of what once was love.“

He recognised the direction in which the world and himself with were going. At the time the song was released we didn’t know what we know now, we didn’t know how frighteningly high the level of Ian’s suffer was. That’s why now it is even more powerful and sad.

„Now that I’ve realised how it’s all gone wrong,

Gotta find some therapy, this treatment takes too long.

Deep in the heart of where sympathy held sway,

Gotta find my destiny, before it gets too late.“

We didn’t know he wouldn’t find the therapy, we didn’t know he would find his destiny in death.

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Listen to the Eternal! As if he somehow witnessed his own funeral and described it.

You can easily start crying because you are flooded with feelings so overwhelming that you can’t stand them.

The whole album Closer is marked with some kind of premonition of the end. Atrocity Exhibition, Passover, Heart and Soul – from what we know now, we can say it was Ian’s last goodbye.

Ian deserved the afterlife peace he never had in this life. Let’s hope he’s got it now.

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