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Ordinary World
Duran Duran Lyrics


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

(Just blown away)

Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Fear today, forgot tomorrow
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

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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Warren Cuccurullo, Nigel John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon John Charles Le-Bon

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

paulopezz

Most people maybe think Ordinary world is about the lost love of a romantic relationship, but it was actually written about the loss of Simon Le Bon's friend David Miles, who passed away in 1986 .
I used to play this song on guitar and sing it with my brother Jim playing bass.
He just passed away from Covid this tuesday November 30th 2021.
He is not only my big brother, but my best friend in this world.
I feel completely and utterly broken by it.
I came here to listen to this song and remember my brother and best friend.
I love you so much my dear brother Jim and I will miss you every day until the day i'm gone too..

' Where is my friend when I need you most?'



kora vargas

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

[Pre-Chorus]
What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
What is happening to me?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Fear today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here beside the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

(Just blown away)

[Chorus]
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

[Outro]
Every world
Is my world
(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



All comments from YouTube:

peccatumDei

This song was released while I was going through a divorce, and carried a lot of meaning for me. I moved forward, got remarried, and we're now coming up on our 24th wedding anniversary.

Midge 1980

You learn to survive as he says 👍👍

dbltrplx

Me too man.
In remarried 28 years later .

Darren Angle

Praise God and good for you! Unfortunately I was never able to move on.

Alexander Stemkowski

Hope you've remarried another woman.

Glen Graham

Me too. The lyrics really spoke to me. From the pit of despair to happiness now and someone who genuinely loves me. Turns out the ordinary world can be extraordinary!

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darren strudwick

Hard to believe there was a time where every week a song this good would be in in the charts.

ARM

It’s a beautiful song for sure.

robbo60 h

150% right, today's music is rubbish in comparison

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