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Follow In My Footsteps
Simon-Le-Bon-Follow-In-My-Foot
performed by Simon Le Bon
Released 1989
Recorded May 1988
Genre Pop
Length 5:07 minutes
Label EMI
Producer Jonathan Elias
YouTube
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Follow In My Footsteps

Simon Le Bon

"Follow In My Footsteps" is a song performed by Simon Le Bon, which was released on the Requiem For The Americas album by EMI in 1989.

About the songEdit

Written by Simon Le Bon and Jonathan Elias, the song is a tribute to the native Americans. "Follow In My Footsteps" was recorded in May 1988 at the Davout Studios (France), at the same time other members of Duran Duran were also recording at the studios for their contribution towards the Requiem For The Americas album.

The song was written during sessions for Big Thing and was considered for inclusion on the album before becoming a Simon Le Bon solo effort. Demos of the song in various stages turned up on The Medicine, a bootleg album of stolen Big Thing demos. During development, the song was previously titled "I Am the Medicine".

Simon Le Bon performed the song with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles singing backing vocals. The track also features guitarist Warren Cuccurullo and drummer Steve Ferrone.

The recording was released as a 7" vinyl single in Italy during 1989, housed in a unique Requiem For The Americas teepee picture sleeve.

Other appearancesEdit

Albums:

Track listingEdit

EMI 06 2039157 / EMI ENIGMA 06 2039159 Edit

  1. "Follow In My Footsteps"
  2. "Talk With Grandfather"

PersonnelEdit

Personnel on "Follow In My Footsteps":

Personnel on "Talk With Grandfather" (B-side):

  • Belen Pena Magna - Xipe totec drummer
  • Jesus Ibanez Ramiezz - Xipe totec drummer
  • Lazaro Arvizu - Xipe totec drummer
  • Pedro Ruiz - Xipe totec drummer
  • Sergio Ruiz - Xipe totec drummer
  • Sherman Foote - Textural guitar
  • Garry Barlough - Narration
  • Jonathan Elias - Sound collage
  • Sherman Foote - Sound collage
  • Ernie Longwalker - Voice

Lyrics Edit

Where the earth receives

The seeds from the sky

Where the ancient fill the newborn

With the breath of life



I will run once more

Before this body dies

I go running and I feel my muscles

Burning in the light



In our innocence the world is young

And strong, beating at the center of perfection,

Is this heart of mine



Feel the mountain move to hear our song

See the children stand where they belong



Follow in my footsteps now

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps



I am the lightning streak

Across the brooding sky

I am witness to the spirit

Of your sunrise



Call if your fever's rage

Is in need of tenderness

Feel that I am, feel that I am

Feel that I am, the medicine



Feel the mountain move to hear our song

Hear the thunder rolling for our song



Call the wind

Call the rain

Call the first ones by their names

Call the moon

Call the sun

Call the blood back to my veins



Follow in my footsteps now

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps



Feel the mountain move to hear our song

Hear the thunder rolling for our song



Call the wind

Call the rain

Call the first ones by their names

Call the moon

Call the sun

Call the blood back to my veins



Follow in my footsteps now

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps

You can follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps

Follow in my footsteps yeah

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