This is why events unnerve me
They find it all a different story

New Order - Ceremony lyrics meaning


Although the meaning of this song's lyrics (originally written by Ian Curtis shortly before his suicide) are still debated, the most clear and logical explanation is that it's a forlorn expression of sadness and guilt in the wake of a damaged relationship.

Throughout the song, Curtis remarks on their marriage, their wedding ceremony, and guilt over what seems to be an extramarital affair.

Ian Curtis did in fact have an affair, which has become highly publicised in the years since his death.

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