Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Duran Duran - None Of The Above

If you were a child of the '80s like me, you might have been a fan of Duran Duran. They were one of the staples of early MTV- back when MTV played music videos all the time. I was quite surprised in my early twenties when Duran Duran returned in fine form with a new self-titled album. It is commonly referred to as "The Wedding Album" due to the wedding photos on the cover. Besides having one of the best Duran songs ever, "Come Undone", this album also contains this great non-theistic tune. It's upbeat, dancable, has a slightly rockin' guitar part and does what we all should do; it embraces the unknowableness of the ultimate reality of things. Sometimes admitting that there's no answer to the big question is much, much better than a made up one. That's why freedom also put's my faith in none of the above.











None Of The Above
by Duran Duran

I am by myself, alone...and realize
I never need to use no one
When it comes down to my soul
freedom puts my faith in none of the above

There was a time I was so afraid
of everything people around me said
And I wanted to hide my face in the shadows
There was a time on a bed of nails
I was dreaming a plan up that could not fail
and no power under the sun could put it together

Can't take this attitude,
got to show now, got to move on.
And God knows where I'm going to,
it's a lonely, burning question
I am by myself alone,
and realize I never need to use no one
money, power, holy rose...
freedom puts my faith in none of the above

If there's a time that we ever see the nature of life in reality
Oh, I wanna be there to kick out the answer

Can't take this attitude,
got to show now, got to move on.
And God knows where I'm going to,
it's a lonely, burning question
I am by myself alone,
and realize I never need to use no one
money, power, holy rose...
freedom puts my faith in none of the above

I am by myself alone....

I am by myself alone, (on my own)
and realize I never need to use no one, (use no one)
money, power holy rose (holy rose)...
freedom puts my faith in none of the above
I am by myself alone, (myself alone)
and realize I never need to use no one,
when it comes down to my soul...
freedom puts my faith in none of the above

none of the above...my faith in none of the above
none of the above....I stand by none of the above
none of the above....I stand by none of the above....

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