The Daily Song: Ordinary World/Joy Williams (Duran Duran)

This haunting cover of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World vibrated through my bones this morning like it contained secret messages about the world, about my life,that I was meant to decode.  Messages of haunting sadness, things lost, inner strength found. What did this stir for you?



Ordinary World

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
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 is happening 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.
Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed
Feared today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here besides the news of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk
And I don’t
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.
Every world, is my world (I will learn to survive)
Any world, is my world (I will learn to survive)
Any world, is my world
Every world is my world
Songwriters: Andy Taylor / Fernando Gonzales De Canales / Jaime Martinez Stinus / Javier Gurruchaga Iriarte / John Taylor / Luis Alberto De Cuenca Y Prado / Nick Rhodes / Roger Taylor / Simon Le Bon

28 thoughts on “The Daily Song: Ordinary World/Joy Williams (Duran Duran)

  1. Wow… this one hits home. When I finally found something sacred, love songs took on new and powerful meaning. When I finally lost that and my world was turned upside down… songs of loss, aimlessness, melancholic in any fashion are even more powerful. Like Jasper shedding his skin and Georgia finding her footing… I am also shedding my old skin, trying to find a home, trying to make sense of things.

    Purely from lost love (a loss of my sacred place) I found these lyrics most gut wrenching and touching my pain:

    “… Thought I heard you talking softly… Where is the life that I recognize? … Where is my friend when I need you most? …

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    1. I am one of those people whose lovers become their best friend and I always find the loss of that best friend as devastating as the loss of the lover in a break up. The loss of the person who most cared about your welfare, who was your safe haven, who you most want to talk to when you are in pain. Okay– didn’t mean to make both of us melancholy Mark! I forget sometimes that when I indulge this pain publicly it reverberates for others.

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      1. Absolutely… my best friend and my sacred place. It’s overwhelming, physically painful. I feel sick to my stomach, less so now. Fortunately being away gives me some perspective on why it had to happen this way. Regardless, it’s awfully painful. Attachment is no lie.

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  2. Reblogged this on say no to clowns and commented:
    Oh my goodness, I recommend a listen to this gem Christine found. If you find yourself going down corridors reluctant to open doors you want to open for whatever your reasons, then this is the perfect accompaniment. And, while you’re at it, go to her site and read the lively poem she wrote for it. ❤

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