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Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Seven And The Ragged Tiger
song by Duran Duran
Released Unreleased
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop
Length 4:01 minutes
Label Unreleased
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

"Seven and the Ragged Tiger" is an unreleased song by Duran Duran, recorded during demo sessions for the album Seven and the Ragged Tiger in 1983.

About the songEdit

Written by the five original members of Duran Duran, the song wasn't included on the final version of Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

The song was written before a title for the album was chosen, and before it was scrapped. Parts of it morphed into the song "The Seventh Stranger", which did appear on the album.

Two recordings of this song have appeared on bootlegs. The first version has a length of 4:01 and has Simon Le Bon on vocals, and appears on Perfect Days: Now And Then.

The second version is of lower quality, clocks in at 3:39, and is said to have either Andy Taylor or John Taylor on vocals. This version appears on Night Version Companion. The band have said that all of the demos on this bootleg album (none of which include Simon's distinctive voice) are all fake.

Song versionsEdit

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are (song version 1):

LyricsEdit

You told me once a second chance was not worth waiting for
A million chances later, you don't know how right you were
Don't mean you don't dream 'cause the beating on the door
The Russian high who needs to die begins to realise
That all those days in mischief have your soul in paradise
I don't know that those times that you were foolish and unwise
And I've seen all reason hit the floor

I don't need no reservations
But I can do things that I've never done before
Playing with a fire ball you can't touch
But you can soar with seven and the ragged tiger 
But you can soar with seven and the ragged tiger

Like the morning wild warning
Fires are alive, don't have a choice
The danger boys are hoping for a fight it seems
I can't bleed I don't dance anymore
All armed with superstition 'til the birds have flocked our way
Somebody ought to tell them we don't care what people say
Not afraid don't believe in those stories anymore
They just hang their victims to the wall

At least tell me something
It seems that their vision has something within their law
Brother can you feel the heart inside
You're running for your life
You're running seven and the ragged tiger
You're running seven and the ragged tiger
You're running seven and the ragged tiger
You're running seven and the ragged tiger

All happy like a rainy day is everything to gain
Just the smell of independence he defends his life again
Don't mean I don't dream in no music anymore
Cause I've heard those reasons die before
Oh please tell me something
It seems their vision has something within
Brother can you feel the heart inside
You're running for your life
You better, seven and the ragged tiger

See alsoEdit

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