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Come undone

Posted by TheFallen on December 14, 2001

In Reply to: Come undone posted by Bruce Kahl on December 14, 2001

: : Could anybody please explain the meaning of DuranDuran's song title, Come Undone.
: : Thanks

: It means to (be)come undone--as in falling apart at the seams from a breakup, divorce or maybe even losing your job.

: Come Undone - Duran Duran

: Mine, immaculate dream made breath and skin
: I've been waiting for you
: Signed, with a home tattoo,
: Happy birthday to you was created for you

: (Can't ever keep from falling apart
: At the seams
: Can't I believe you're taking my heart
: To pieces)

: Oh, it'll take a little time,
: Might take a little crime
: To come undone now

: We'll try to stay blind
: To the hope and fear outside
: Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
: And blow me in to cry

: Who do you need, who do you love
: When you come undone
: (repeat)
: (Verse 2)

: Words, playing me deja vu
: Like a radio tune I swear I've heard before
: Chill, is it something real
: Or the magic I'm feeding off your fingers

: (Can't ever keep from falling apart
: At the seams
: Can I believe you're taking my heart
: To pieces)

: Lost, in a snow filled sky, we'll make it all right
: To come undone now

That's a much prettier and far fuller explanation that got posted unnoticed by me just as I was composing mine. I take my hat off to the depth of knowledge of the New Romantics shown here and am wandering off to find myself a frilly shirt, a pair of tartan baggies and a mullet haircut :)