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Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)
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song by Duran Duran
Released 21 December 2010 (download)
21/22 March 2011 (CD version)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 3:59 minutes
Label Tape Modern, S-Curve Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Dominic Brown
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
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"Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)" 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 has a garage style that features a spoken rap by Scissor Sisters member Ana Matronic. She contributed to the track in mid July 2010.

Speaking in an interview in November 2010, Nick Rhodes said he favours this track, which they kept fiddling with especially the verse melody and having Simon re-record the vocals.

More band comments
Nick:
What was thrilling for me about this one was getting Ana Matronic performing it; she’s the temptress in the song, trying to steer you away from the safety of a solid relationship. Mark really wanted to reference that whole Larry Levan, early Garage stuff, and a touch of Chic.

John:
Wowie zowie – Holy Disco reunion Batman! This song began life as a bass line and loop brought in by Mark, in which he referenced NY post-punk bands ESG and Liquid Liquid. Fantastic fun to play.

Music videoEdit

The music video is about a man, who attempts to win the heart of his crush through a passionate dance. Filmed by Alex Colby and Doug McGinness in the USA, the video was chosen via the Genero TV Contest. It stars dancers Alex Shifman and Beata Harju.

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LyricsEdit

People say you've been around
How 'bout you and me get down
How 'bout you and me get down
Babe I know you've been around

Unmake your bed
Don't think about what lies ahead
Don't you want to be misled
Don't you want to be misled

Fame seems a far off day
When enough was never enough
Vain how I played my hand
One more reckless man in the rough

Strange how we explained the story that we've lived through
Change, my karma train, the person I can be for you is

Safe (safe in the heat of the moment)
A stillness that comes to me when I'm close to you
Safe (safe at the speed of atonement)
A feeling that runs so deep that it scares me too

Dazed by my own excape from the single state I was used too
Face my catch 22 can I stay this way if I choose to

Wrong to be so contained now I can't explain what is happening
Strong, is the human chain, as it pulls me through what I bring to you is

Safe (safe in the heat of the moment)
A stillness that comes to me when I'm close to you
Safe (safe at the speed of the time)
A feeling that runs so deep that it scares me too

Safe (safe in the heat of the moment)
A stillness that comes to me when I'm close to you
Safe (safe at the speed of atonement)
A feeling that runs so deep that it scares me too

Fame seems a far off day
When enough was never enough
Vain how I played my hand
One more reckless man in the rough

Hook a finger, wink an eye, caresses running up your thighs
Scratch my surface, dig in deep, there's always secrets left to keep

Safe not sound who made these rules
Crowd control for enlightened fools
So come on boy let's change the pace
Come feel the chill of my embrace

People say you've been around
How 'bout you and me get down
How 'bout you and me get down
Babe I know you've been around

Unmake make your bed
Don't think about what lies ahead
Don't you want to be misled
Don't you want to be misled

Safe (safe in the heat of the moment)
A stillness that comes to me when I'm close to you
Safe (safe at the speed of atonement)
A feeling that runs so deep that it scares me too

Safe (safe in the heat of the moment)
A stillness that comes to me when I'm close to you
Safe (safe at the speed of atonement)
A feeling that runs so deep that it scares me too

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