Posted by: Liza Rosenberg | August 19, 2007

80s Music Video Sunday #35

While I’ve always enjoyed their music, for some reason, I never found myself mooning over Duran Duran the way that so many other females of my generation did back in the 80s. I suppose I liked their songs, but never felt the need to purchase their albums or buy tickets to their concerts. I wasn’t drawn to them like I was drawn to so many other artists of the time, and I really can’t put my finger on why that might be. Maybe I just found them to be too popular, and given that I was something of a loner, their music just didn’t speak to me. Maybe they were just a bit too mainstream and too “pretty” for my tastes. Even today, while I certainly don’t have a problem with their music, I can also admit that I don’t really have any Duran Duran songs among my massive collection of 80s tunes (though I do have a bit of a soft spot for Simon LeBon, since discovering that he spent some time here on a kibbutz when he was younger).

That being said, though, there is one Duran Duran song that I’ve always really liked, and even went so far as to purchase the single. The sound, different from many of their other popular songs, really appealed to me, and still does. Enjoy!

(Sorry this post is so short – I’m totally swamped today and time is of the essence…)

Save a Prayer
Duran Duran

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, I 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

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Responses

  1. my favorite DuranDuran song ever… without question! I was holding my breath as I scrolled down, wondering which you would chose! 😉

  2. I clicked on something on my own profile page, and then puff… a whole bunch of other blogs appeared, and among them – yours.

    it took me a while to figure out that I clicked by accident on “Crowded House” in my favorite music listings. Yeah, I am not very computer savvy.

    And then I realized that we’re both friends of Simply Jews. Damn… small world…

    So, I am adding you to my links.
    🙂
    Misty

  3. nrg and I always loved this song! Yay for you for playing 🙂 Thanks for the memory something something!

  4. brings back some 22 year old memories, huh mary from milwaukee??? 😉

  5. I’d never have admited it at the time but I thought they were great. Still do. They’re still good live too.

  6. Great song- I’m also very fond of “Ordinary World.”


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