Deep Song Breakdown, “Come Undone” by Duran Duran

Deep Song Breakdown, “Come Undone” by Duran Duran March 11, 2022

How do you follow the genius of Ordinary World? Another soul-calling mic drop from Duran Duran; enter “Come Undone”, another epoch with a profoundly deep message.

Let’s jump right into the song opening:

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

Immaculate dream, breath, skin, waiting for you, happy birthday created for you… incredibly deep lyrically. So haunting and deep that it’s made me reflect on some interesting interpretations of this song being about addiction (which I can understand why some may go this way with it) when you combine some verses including former with:

Who do you need?
Who do you love?
When you come undone

Nevertheless, this immaculate dream of breath and skin is about a “who”, a first love, according to singer/songwriter Simon Le Bon [1]. He called this “a song for anyone who is falling in love for the first time, ’cause when you come, you come undone.” He wrote the lyrics for his wife, Yasmin [2].

Let’s continue with some lyrics and my take:

Chill, is it something real?
Or the magic I’m feeding off your fingers
Lost, in a snow filled sky

This love rocks him to the core, but he’ll surrender to it and “make it alright 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

They’ll try to protect their love from the outside, but he implores her to never stop staying wild, rocking his world, and keeping him undone.

Poetic love-lyric genius from Duran Duran; bar setting deepness.

References

[1] https://www.songmeaningsandfacts.com/come-undone-by-duran-duran/

[2] https://www.1035theeagle.com/2021/02/19/february-19th-duran-duran-come-undone/

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