Ordinary World by Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

One of the most successful bands of the 1980’s, Duran Duran are a new wave band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, UK. The group were a leading band in the Second British Invasion of the US charts in the 1980s. Along with bands Spandau Ballet and Visage, Duran Duran were part of the New Romantic scene. The introduction of 24-hour music through MTV catapulted the band into the video age.

Ordinary World
Album: Duran Duran
Date: 1993
Genre: Rock

Lyrics by John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Warren Cuccurullo

Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you

What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some’d say
Where is the life that I recognize? (Gone away)

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence once prompted you to say
“Pride will tear us both apart”
Well, now pride’s gone out the window
Cross the rooftops, run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me?
Crazy, some’d say
Where is my friend when I need you most? (Gone away)

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ahh-ah-ahh
Away-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay
Oh, oh

Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed
Fear today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh-ooh
Here besides the news of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

And I don’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

I will learn to survive
(Any world is my world)
I will learn to survive
(Any world is my world)
(Every world is my world)

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