"Ordinary World (Duran Duran cover)" as written by and Nick Rhodes John Taylor....
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
But 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 has happened 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

What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is the world that I recognize?
Gone away

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 one is my world
I will learn to survive
Every one, every one
Somehow I have to find


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"Ordinary World" as written by Nick Rhodes John Taylor

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    General CommentThey changed the song a bit from the original version, but I am unsure about some of the changes they made...
    fallacyofdualismon January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThey did a great cover, in my opinion. Really good.
    musical_loseron March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved Duran Duran's version. This is one is much more raw and heavy! I love it! For me it's about losing someone you love... family, friends, or lover. They're gone now and your life has to go on.
    opinionchickon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdamn... my favorite song on the album, didn know it was a cover :( great song though.
    findinghomeron October 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly one of the best covers I've ever heard! I love Red.
    AffinitysArmoron April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all its pretty hard to make a cover of a song and make it as good as the original version, its EVEN harder to exceed the original and that's just what Red has achieved!
    Redempireon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about someone who has a breakdown or very serious experience of failure that shakes him and changes his view of himself. When the song references "you," it is referencing the previous, more confident and capable self, and when the song references "us both," it is referencing the old self and the new, broken self. He is struggling with who he used to be/who he wants to be, and who he's become (or at least the person he views himself as). Eventually (months; or, more likely, years later) he grows and reflects upon what has happened to himself, and how the world is a broken place in which very serious tragedies are constantly happening. He learns to embrace how life is difficult and hurtful, but also how everyone experiences life together and how he has to seek his better self by embracing all of life. By doing so, he is better able to find peace with who he is and who his ideal self is in his heart. The "ordinary world" is the state of being in which he is at peace with himself.
    mthdanielzon April 14, 2013   Link

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