1. rio

 

 

 

Wow!
Moving on the floor now babe, 
You're a bird of paradise
Cherry ice cream smile, I suppose it's very nice
With a step to your left and a flick to the right
You catch that mirror way out west
You know you're something special 
And you look like you're the best
 
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 Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
 Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
 And when she shines she really shows you all she can
 Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande
 
I've seen you on the beach and I've seen you on TV
Two, of a billion stars, it means so much to me
Like a birthday or a pretty view
But then I'm sure that you know it's just for you
 
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Hey now (wow), look at that, 
Did he nearly run you down?
At the end of the drive, the lawmen arrive, 
You make me feel
Alive, alive, alive
 
I'll take my chance, 'cause luck is on my side
I tell you something, I know what you're thinking
I tell you something, I know what you're thinking
 
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Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand
I might find her if I'm looking like I can
Oh Rio, Rio hear them shout across the land
From mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
2. my own way
I saw you at the airace yesterday
April showers get out of my way
Fear of flying, no not me
 
I'm never bothered, what you say
Someone's kid just lives for today
I ain't your problem anyway
 
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'Cause I've got my own way
I can find my own way
'Cause I've got my own way
 
No. 1 public figure, what a pain
Just puts another rattle in your brain
Take another green but it's not the same
 
Now you're on the Sandlane everyday
Dancing with the bulls in any old way
Running like a fox to keep up with me
 
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I'm on 45th between Sixth and Broadway
7UP between Sixth and Broadway
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1981 Tritec Music Ltd/ Peterman Music/ Carlin Music.
3. lonely in your nightmare
Even on the darkest night 
When empty promise means empty hand
And soldiers coming home 
Like shadows turning red
When the lights of hope are fading quickly 
Then look to me
I'll be your homing angel, 
I'll be in your head
 
Because you're lonely in your nightmare
Let me in
And there's heat beneath your winter
Let me in
 
I see the delta traces living lonely out on the limb
And a passing glimmer warm beneath your skin
Please tread gently on the ground
When all around you earth turns to fire
Only get a second chance when danger's on the wind
 
Because you're lonely in your nightmare
Let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter
Let me in
And it's silent on your stone field
Let me in
 
Must be lucky weather when you find 
The kind of wind that you need
C'mon, show me all the light and shade 
That made your name
I know you've got it in your head, 
I've seen that look before
You've built your refuge, 
Turns you captive all the same
 
Because you're lonely in your nightmare
Let me in
And it's barren in your garden
Let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter
Let me in
Because it's silent in your stone field
Let me in
And you're lonely in your nightmare
Let me in
Because you've waited through your ice age
Let me in
 
Because you're so lonely in your nightmare
Let me in
And it's cold out on your stone range
Let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter
Let me in
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
4. hungry like the wolf
Darken the city, night is a wire
Steam in the subway, earth is a afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman, you want me, give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
 
In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Smell like I sound, I'm lost in a crowd
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf
 
Stalked in the forest, too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
High blood drumming on your skin, it's so tight
You feel my heart, I'm just a moment behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
 
In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt I'm after you
Scent and a sound, I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine, I'm after you
Mouth is alive, al lrunning inside
And i'm hungry like the wolf
 
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
 
Burning the ground, I break from the crowd
I'm on the hunt, I'm after you
I smell like I sound, I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt, I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
5. hold back the rain
We're miles away from nowhere
And the wind doesn't have a name
So call it what you want to call it
Still blows down the lane
 
People tell me I haven't changed at all
But I don't feel the same
And I bet you've had that feeling, too
You just can't laugh all the time
 
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And if the fires burn out, 
There's only fire to blame
No time for worry 'cause we're on the roam again
The clouds all scatter and 
We ride the outside lane
Not on your own, so help me, 
Please hold back the rain
 
So what if the words ain't rhyming
Did you think that it's just a game
I probably didn't even say that right
And I really don't give a damn
 
Okay, go off and wander
I'm guilty just the same
Sometimes you're needed badly
So please come back again
 
CHORUS
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
6. new religion
I've been now sauntering 
Out and down the path sometime
Come on, it takes me nowhere, which I knew
Faces everywhere pulling grins and signs in things
Telling me not there, man, it's no go
Don't go there boy
 
I need a reason
I can't think without one now
Too much learning got to show
Call it treason
Maybe catch her, don't know how
Too many things, too much to know
 
Bring my timing in, seagulls gather on the wind
Lady screaming, lady leave me out
'Cause sometimes people stare
Coming down, electric chair
And steaming crowds they gather and they shout
 
Don't know why this evil bothers me
 Take another chance boy, carry the fight, 
you can take him if you're fast
So why is he trying to follow me?
 didn't I say if you're holding on 
you'd be laughing at the last
How many reasons do they need?
 I get along fine with them friends of mine 
but you have to make a choice
I might just believe this time
 You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time 
and it's us who makes the noise
 
I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself, 
It's a new religion
I've something to see, I can't help myself, 
It's a new religion
 
Okay, my reasoning might be clouded by the sun
But someone sees the departmental lie
You know this peacetime jabbing fist in stabbing knife
Only get one look before you die
 
Don't know why this evil bothers me
 Take another chance boy, carry the fight, 
you can take him if you're fast
So why is he trying to follow me?
 didn't I say if you're holding on 
you'd be laughing at the last
How many reasons do they need?
 I get along fine with them friends of mine 
but you have to make a choice
I might just believe this time
 You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time
 and it's us who makes the noise
 
I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself, 
It's a new religion
I've something to see, I can't help myself, 
It's a new religion
 
Gotta take pay the saints 'n sinners 
In regulation hats 'n scarves 'n things
Walking in formation down the lane, 
They carry their cross, make a church bell ring 
Army majors pull a mean cool truth, 
There lying in a swimming pool
Searching for the undeniable truth that 
A man is just a fool
 
Don't know why this evil bothers me
 Take another chance boy, carry the fight, 
you can take him if you're fast
So why is he trying to follow me?
 didn't I say if you're holding on 
you'd be laughing at the last
How many reasons do they need?
 I get along fine with them friends of mine 
but you have to make a choice
I might just believe this time
 You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time 
and it's us who makes the noise
 
I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself, 
It's a new religion
I've something to see, I can't help myself, 
It's a new religion
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written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
7. last chance on the stairway
I don't remember quite how I met you, 
Wasn't long ago
Just get a picture of sun
In your eyes, the waves in your hair
Maybe it's something said in a movie
Or you could've said last night
Just took me out on a limb
And I don't really know what I'm doing here
 
And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beat's so in time, can you look at me
I'm out of reach, I'll talk if it feels right
I've had my last chance on the stairway
 
Funny, it's just like a scene out of Voltaire 
Twisting out of sight
'Cause when all the curtains are pulled back
We'll turn and see the circles we traced
Ain't no game...when you're playing with fire
It doesn't seem right that we fight
So the party runs on all night
 
And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beats so in time, can you look at me
I'm out of reach, I'll talk if it feels right
So nervous to say, tell me, can't you see
If you want, I fall out forever
I can't say no more...bebe dance with me
And please don't say leave it till later
I've had my last chance on the stairway
 
Wonder why
Wonder why...what makes me rise so high
Maybe it's something they put in your perfume
Or the look in your eyes
It could be the atmosphere sinking
I don't even know what you're thinking
Don't even know what you're drinking
But it keeps this heaven alive
 
And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beats so in time, can you look at me
I'm out of reach, I'll talk if it feels right
So nervous to say, tell me, can't you see
If you want, I fall out forever
I can't say no more...bebe dance with me
And please don't say leave it till later
I've had my last chance on the stairway
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
8. save a prayer
You saw me standing by the wall, 
Corner of a main street
And the lights are flashing on your window sill
All alone ain't much fun, 
So you're looking for the thrill
And you know just what it takes and where to go
 
Don't save a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
No, don't say a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
 
Feel the breeze deep on the inside, 
Look you down into the well
If you can, you'll see the world in all his fire
Take a chance 
(Like all dreamers can't find another way)
You don't have to dream it all, just live a day
 
Don't say a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
No, don't say a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
Save it 'til the morning after, 
Save it till the morning after
 
Pretty looking road, 
try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin
Don't ask me why I'll keep my promise, 
I'll melt the ice
And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
But fear is in your soul
Some people call it a one night stand
But we can call it paradise
 
Don't say a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
No, don't say a prayer for me now, 
Save it 'til the morning after
Save it 'til the morning after
Save it 'til the morning after
Save it 'til the morning after
Save it 'til the morning after
 
Save a prayer 'til the morning after
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.
9. the chauffeur
Out on the tar plains, the glides are moving
All looking for a new place to drive
You sit beside me, so newly charming
Sweating dew drops glisten, freshing your side
 
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The sun slips down bedding heavy behind
The front of your dress all shadowy lined
And the droning engine throbs in time
With your beating heart
Sing Blue Silver
 
Way down the lane away, living for another day
The aphids swarm up in the drifting haze
Swim seagull in the sky 
Towards that hollow western isle
My envied lady holds you fast in her gaze
 
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And watching lovers part, I feel you smiling
What glass splinters lie so deep in your mind
To tear out from your eyes 
With a word to stiffen brooding lies
But I'll only watch you leave me further behind
 
CHORUS
written by/copyright: Duran Duran
 1982 Tritec Music Ltd.