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Duran Duran

Ordinary World

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play Came in from a rainy Thursday
play On the avenue
play Thought I heard you talking softly

play I turned on the lights, the TV
play And the radio
play Still I can't escape the ghost of you

play What has happened to it all?
play Crazy, some are saying
play Where is the life that I recognize?
play Gone away

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

play Passion or coincidence
play Once prompted you to say
play "Pride will tear us both apart"
play Well now pride's gone out the window
play Cross the rooftops
play Run away
play Left me in the vacuum of my heart

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

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

play Papers in the roadside
play Tell of suffering and greed
play Here today, forgot tomorrow
play Ooh, here besides the news
play Of holy war and holy need
play Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

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

play Every one
play Is my world, I will learn to survive
play Any one
play Is my world, I will learn to survive
play Any one
play Is my world
play Every one
play Is my world

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"Ordinary World" is an homage to loved ones who have died. The song serves as a remembrance of foregone times, and details the occasional yearning for those times that everyone experiences when dealing with the death of a loved one.

“Ordinary World” intimately details the experience of loss. The song seeks to make sense of losing someone dear to you. It's difficult to continue the ordinary way of life after profound loss.

Source: blog.sevenponds.com

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