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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 is happening to me crazy some would say
Where is the life that I recognize, gone away

And 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, runaway
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me crazy some will 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 grief
Fear today forgot tomorrow beside the news of holy war and holy need
Our's is just a little sorrowed talk, just blown away

And 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 our world, every world



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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    This song was written by duran duran over twenty years ago. It's not about god, it's about a person that is dealing with a break up and trying to get over it. The lines about holy war and such are simply there to illustrate that the argument that the protagonist and his lover had is nothing compared to the horrors going on in the world.
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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 1:33 am
    "life" or the way you know it should be... The sacrifices we make every day, just to let our loved ones know, we are willing to wait for them to learn themselves
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 12:03 am
    I thnk hz trana find th ryt way or ratha th godly way of livin bt hz kinda lost in a sinful world
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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 12:48 am
    The man is looking for god but is not sure were to find him and isnt even sure if he exists so he testes god and looks for him out of the ordinary worls

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