Survival Songs: Duran Duran, Ordinary World

This is part of a series of songs with excerpts of lyrics I’ve found relevant to leaving fundamentalism. Lyrics below the jump.

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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

Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed
Feared today, forgot tomorrow
Here beside the news of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

Every world is my world
(I will learn to survive)
Any world is my world
(I will learn to survive)

Full lyrics here.

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