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Being Followed
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song by Duran Duran
Released 21 December 2010 (download)
21/22 March 2011 (CD version)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 3:47 minutes
Label Tape Modern, S-Curve Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran, Dominic Brown
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Duran Duran
Duran Duran

"Being Followed" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the All You Need Is Now album (iTunes download) on 21 December 2010 and on 21/22 March 2011 (CD version).

About the songEdit

The song is about Google surveillance and Orwell's 1984, that focuses on the loss of privacy and anxiety of our times.

Co-produced by Mark Ronson, part of the track premiered on his East Village Radio show broadcast on 5 November 2010.

Band comments
Nick:
I like the anxiety and paranoia in it; how it comments on the way that society now is all about this constant surveillance. And that spy-movie guitar is pure Bond.
Simon:
It started off as this sort of Eastern European spy story, but we widened that into CCTV, and this sense of constantly being watched. But it still has that atmosphere of being stalked.
John:
Simon showed up with a lyric about surveillance and the lack of personal privacy in London today, a subject about which he can be quite passionate.

Music videoEdit

Directed by Aleksey Khruslov, the music video was chosen via the Genero TV Contest. Credits includes DP by Andrey Virin, with Nikolay Romankov, Anton Lanshakov, Aleksandr Ovchinnikov and Nina Urmanova.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

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LyricsEdit

To the voyeur, seated in a darkened room
Do you thrill when the green light starts pulsing?
Paranoia, the only valid point of view
If you know what I’m saying

I’m not alone, being followed
Someone always watching what we do
Never alone, but I’m in the shadows
I dream things I don’t want you to know

Something shifting between the sirens and the glow
of red lights and the blue slowly turning
the fog is lifting
A silhouette begins the show
then the moment is stolen

I’m not alone, being followed
Someone always watching what we do
Never alone, I’m in the shadows
I dream things I don’t want you to know

In this chamber lit by scandal
You’re the bullet in the barrel
You’re the last thing as I’m falling
Bloody roaring still I’m calling out
I’m calling out

I’m not alone, being followed
Never alone, I’m being followed
I’m not alone, being followed
Never alone, I’m being followed

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