"Lonely In Your Nightmare" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes....
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

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 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

Do, do-do, do do do do
Do, do-do, do do do do


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"Lonely in Your Nightmare" as written by John Taylor Andy Taylor

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    General CommentGreat metaphors. Not really. But I do love this song.
    Canadaon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, as far as a New Wave/pop song goes, the lyrics really are brilliant. As an old fan of Duran Duran (not their current crap), I was always drawn to their lyrics, and musical compositions. They got a lot of flak for being pretty teen idols, but they had more substance than the crap being spewed today.
    GreenCloakon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeing fearful in a relationship and putting up walls, but it invades your sleep at night.
    aztecrockeron February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYa know, this is a rather DARK song. Which is unusual for Duran Duran and particularly for the album "Rio".
    I suspect that this song has to do with war and the military, like when he talks about soliders coming home and "homing angel"s.
    Sozlukon February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI find DD uses double entendres often, and in many songs the underlying theme is sex (welcome to the 80s)
    robertretro86on May 09, 2014   Link

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