The Reflex
Duran Duran Lyrics


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The reflex
The reflex
The reflex
The reflex

You've gone too far this time
But I'm dancing on the Valentine
I tell you somebody's fooling around
With my chances on the danger line

I'll cross that bridge when I find it
Another day to make my stand, oh woah
High time is no time for deciding
If I should find a helping hand, oh woah

Why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it

Oh, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it

The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves you answered with a question mark

I'm on a ride and I want to get off
But they won't slow down the roundabout
I sold the Renoir and TV set
Don't wanna be around when this gets out

So, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it

Why don't you use it?

The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting in the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves an answer with a question mark, play

So, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it

The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves me answered with a question mark





Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark

Overall Meaning

At first glance, Duran Duran's "The Reflex" might seem like a simple pop song with a catchy hook. However, taking a closer look at the lyrics reveals a deeper message. The singer is feeling as though they are out of control, but still enjoying the ride. They are aware that something is wrong, and they are worried about their future. As they navigate the world, they realize that there are forces at work beyond their understanding, represented by the "lonely child" that is the titular reflex. The reflex is a sort of guiding force, but it leaves them with more questions than answers.


Line by Line Meaning

The reflex
The reflex


The reflex
The reflex


The reflex
The reflex


The reflex
The reflex


You've gone too far this time
You've exceeded the limits this time


But I'm dancing on the Valentine
But I am enjoying myself despite everything


I tell you somebody's fooling around
I am sure somebody is playing a trick


With my chances on the danger line
With my opportunities on the brink of risk


I'll cross that bridge when I find it
I will deal with that problem when I come to it


Another day to make my stand, oh woah
Another day to take a firm position


High time is no time for deciding
The time to act is now, not later


If I should find a helping hand, oh woah
If I get help to solve my problem


Why don't you use it?
Why don't you utilize what you have?


Try not to bruise it
Try to use it gently


Buy time, don't lose it
Take more time, but don't waste the opportunity


Oh, why don't you use it?
Oh, why don't you utilize what you have?


The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
The reflex is like a lonely child waiting for someone at the park


The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
The reflex is responsible for discovering hidden treasures in the dark


And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And guarding the lucky clover, isn't that strange?


And every little thing the reflex does
And every single action of the reflex


Leaves you answered with a question mark
Leaves you puzzled


I'm on a ride and I want to get off
I am on a journey I want to end


But they won't slow down the roundabout
But they won't let me exit the ride


I sold the Renoir and TV set
I have sold expensive possessions


Don't wanna be around when this gets out
I don't want to be here when this news spreads


So, why don't you use it?
So, why don't you utilize what you have?


The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting in the park
The reflex is like a lonely child waiting in the park


The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
The reflex is responsible for discovering hidden treasures in the dark


And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And guarding the lucky clover, isn't that strange?


And every little thing the reflex does
And every single action of the reflex


Leaves an answer with a question mark, play
Creates more doubts than answers


So, why don't you use it?
So, why don't you utilize what you have?


Try not to bruise it
Try to use it gently


Buy time, don't lose it
Take more time, but don't waste the opportunity


The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
The reflex is like a lonely child waiting for someone at the park


The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
The reflex is responsible for discovering hidden treasures in the dark


And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And guarding the lucky clover, isn't that strange?


And every little thing the reflex does
And every single action of the reflex


Leaves me answered with a question mark
Leaves me with more doubts than answers


Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
Oh, the reflex, it's an interesting game, always hiding something


The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
The reflex is responsible for discovering hidden treasures in the dark




Lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Andrew Taylor, Simon Le Bon

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@philgillies7918

The mad dancer at around 1 min 30 secs - that's me!

@steinful

woah!

@losbrooklyn8861

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@marciahelenasilvamarciahea7437

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@Gailwinand

Thats Great, man...CooL, nice, weLL Done !!!

@SanFranDentist94301

Salute! You are the King of "The White Boy Dance"! Really, it's commonly called that in the Black community and I remember your dancing being one of my favorite parts of the video.

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@roslynmarie9624

I was in the crowd!!! Toronto, 1984... I was 13 yrs old...my first concert!!!

@theoldschooldiva374

Awesome!! I bet there was so much great energy!!

@roslynmarie9624

@@theoldschooldiva374 It was absolutely surreal! Imagine the screams when they announced that they were shooting the video that night!!!

@theoldschooldiva374

@@roslynmarie9624 OMG Roslyn, you helped me to morph back in time ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ, YES GIRL ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŽถ

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