Rio Album

Artist(s): Duran Duran

Cover Art

Duran Duran Rio Cover Art

Tracklist

Rio

length: 5:37
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
saxophone: Andy Hamilton
writer: John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor

Wow
Moving on the floor now babe you're a bird of paradise
Cherry ice cream smile I suppose it's very nice
With a step to your left and a flick to the right
You catch that mirror way out west
You know you're something special and you look like you're the best

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio Rio dance across the Rio Grande

I've seen you on the beach and I've seen you on t.v.
Two, of a billion stars it means so much to me
Like a birthday or a pretty view
But then I'm sure that you know it's just for you

Hey now (wow) look at that did he nearly run you down
At the end of the drive the lawmen arrive you make me feel
Alive, alive, alive

I'll take my chance 'cause luck is on my side
I tell you something I know what you're thinking
I tell you something I know what you're thinking

Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand
I might find her if I'm looking like I can
Oh Rio Rio hear them shout across the land
From mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande

My Own Way

length: 4:53
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon
I saw you at the air race yesterday
April showers get out of my way
Fear of flying, no not me

I'm never bothered, what you say
Someone's kid just lives for today
It ain't your problem anyway

[Chorus]
Cause I've got my own way
I can find my own way
Cause I've got my own way

No. 1
Public figure, what a pain
Just puts another rattle in your brain
Take another green but it's not the same

Now you're on the Sandlane everyday
Dancing with the bulls in any old way
Running like a fox to keep up with me

[Chorus]

I'm on Forty-fifth between Sixth and Broadway
7UP between Sixth and Broadway

[Chorus]

Lonely in Your Nightmare

length: 3:50
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon
Even on the darkest night when empty promise means empty hand
And soldiers coming home like shadows turning red
When the lights of hope are fading quickly then look to me
I'll be your homing angel, I'll be in your head.

Because you're lonely in your nightmare let me in
And there's heat beneath your winter let me in

I see the delta traces living lonely out on the limb.
And a passing glimmer warm beneath your skin
Please tread gently on the ground when all around you earth
Turns to fire
Only get a second chance when danger's on the wind.

Because you're lonely in your nightmare let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter let me in

Must be lucky weather when you find the kind of wind that you need
C'mon show me all the light and shade that made your name
I know you've got it in your head, I've seen that look before
You've built your refuge turns you captive all the same

Because you're lonely in your nightmare let me in
And it's barren in your garden let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter let me in

Because you're so lonely in your nightmare let me in
And it's cold out on your stone range let me in
Because there's heat beneath your winter let me in

Do, do-do, do do do do
Do, do-do, do do do do

Hungry Like the Wolf

length: 3:41
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes
Dark in the city night is a wire
Steam in the subway earth is afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman you want me give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt down after you
Smell like I sound I'm lost in a crowd.
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt down after you.
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Stalked in the forest too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
High blood Drumming on your skin it's so tight
You feel my heat I'm just a moment behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt down after you
Scent and a sound. I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Strut on a line it's discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine after you
Mouth is alive all running inside
And I'm hungry like the wolf.

Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf

Burning the ground I break from the crowd
I'm on the hunt down after you
I smell like I sound. I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line it's discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt down after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Thanks to Matthew Snodgress for the correction

Hold Back the Rain

length: 3:50
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon
We're miles away from nowhere
And the wind doesn't have a name
So call it what you want to call it
Still blows down the lane

People tell me I haven't changed at all
But I don't feel the same
And I bet you've had that feeling, too
You just can't laugh all the time

CHORUS
And if the fires burn out,
There's only fire to blame
No time for worry 'cause we're on the roam again
The clouds all scatter and
We ride the outside lane
Not on your own, so help me,
Please hold back the rain

So what if the words ain't rhyming
Did you think that it's just a game
I probably didn't even say that right
And I really don't give a damn

Okay, go off and wander
I'm guilty just the same
Sometimes you're needed badly
So please come back again

CHORUS

New Religion

length: 5:33
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon
I've been now sauntering out and down a path sometime.
Come on, it takes me nowhere which I knew
Faces everywhere pulling grins and signs and things
Telling me not there man, it's no go (Don't go there boy)

I need a reason (I can't think without one now)
Too much learning got to show
Call it treason (Maybe catch her don't know how)
Too many things too much to know

Bring my timing in, seagulls gather on the wind.
Lady screaming, lady leave me out
Cause sometimes people stare (Coming down, electric chair)
And steaming crowds they gather and they shout

Don't know why this evil bothers me (Take another chance boy carry the
Fight you can take him if you're fast)

So why is he trying to follow me? (Didn't I say if you're holdin' on
You'd be laughing at the last)

How many reasons do they need? (I get along fine with them friends of
Mine, But you have to make a choice)

I might just believe this time (You're singing out of tune, but the beats
In time. And it's us who make the noise)

I'm talking for free. I can't stop myself, it's a new religion
I've something to see, I help myself, it's a new religion

Okay my reasoning might be clouded by the sun
But someone sees the departmental lie
You know this peacetime, jabbing fist in stabbing knife
Only get one look before you die

Don't know why this evil follows me (Gotta take pay for the saints 'n'
Sinners. In regulation hats 'n scarves 'n things)

So why does he try to bother me? (Walking in formation down the lane. They
Carry their cross make a church bell ring)

How many reasons do they need? (Army majors pull a mean cool truth
There lying in a swimming pool)

I might just be right this time (Searching for the undeniable truth,
That a man is just a fool)

Bring my timing in, seagulls gather on the wind.
Lady screaming, lady leave me out
Cause sometimes people stare (Coming down, electric chair)
And steaming crowds they gather and they shout

I'm talking for free. I can't stop myself, it's a new religion
I've something to see, I help myself, it's a new religion

I'm talking for free. I can't stop myself, it's a new religion
I've something to see, I help myself, it's a new religion

Last Chance on the Stairway

length: 4:20
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon
I don't remember quite how I met you,
Wasn't long ago
Just get a picture of sun in your eyes,
The waves in your hair.
Maybe it's something said in a movie or
You could've said last night.
Just took me out on a limb
And I don't really know what I'm doing here.

And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beat's so in time, can you look at me.
I'm out of reach, I'll talk if it feels right
I've had my last chance on the stairway.

Funny it's just like a scene out of Voltaire,
Twisting out of sight
Cause when all the curtains are pulled back
We'll turn and see the circles we've traced.
Ain't no game (oooh)
When you're playing with fire.
It doesn't seem right that we fight
So the party runs on all night.

And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beat's so in time, can you look at me.
I'm out of reach I'll talk if it feels right
So nervous to say, tell me can't you see.
And if you want I'll fall out forever
I can't say no more, baby dance with me.
And please don't say leave it till later
I've had my last chance on the stairway.

Wonder why, (wonder why oooh)
What makes me rise so high
Maybe it's something they put in your perfume
Or the look in your eyes.
It could be the atmosphere sinking
Ooh, I don't know what you're thinking
I don't even know what you're drinking
But it keeps this heaven alive.

And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beat's so in time, can you look at me
I'm out of reach I'll talk if it feels right
So nervous to say, tell me can't you see
If you want I'll fall out forever
I can't say no more, baby dance with me
And please don't say leave till later
I've had my last chance on the stairway.

Last chance on the stairway
Last chance on the stairway
Last chance on the stairway
Last chance on the stairway
Last chance on the stairway

Save a Prayer

length: 5:27
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
arranger: Duran Duran
writer: Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor, John Taylor
You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street
And the lights are flashing on your window sill
All alone ain't much fun so you're looking for the thrill
And you know just what it takes and where to go.

Don't save a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after

Feel the breeze deep on the inside look down into the well
If you can you'll see the world in all his fire
Take a chance (like all dreamers can't find another way)
You don't have to dream it all, just live a day.

Don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after. Save it til the morning after

Pretty looking road I try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin
Don't ask me why I'll keep my promise I'll melt the ice
And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
But fear is in your soul
Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise

Don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save a prayer til the morning after

The Chauffeur

length: 5:14
producer: Colin Thurston
engineer: Colin Thurston
writer: Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor
Out on the tar plains, the glides are moving
All looking for a new place to drive
You sit beside me so newly charming
Sweating dewdrops glisten freshing your side

[Chorus]
And the sun drips down bedding heavy behind
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined
And the droning engine throbs in time
With your beating heart

Way down the lane away, living for another day
The aphids swarm up in the drifting haze
Swim seagull in the sky towards that hollow western isle
My envied lady holds you fast in her gaze


[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Sing Blue Silver

And watching lovers part, I feel you smiling
What glass splinters lie so deep in your mind
To tear out from your eyes, with a thought to stiffen brooding lies
And I'll only watch you leave me further behind


[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Sing Blue Silver
Sing, sing, Blue Silver

(There's more to this kind of camouflage)
(More than just color and shape)
(Who's going now, in to a classiomatic?)