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Shadows On Your Side
Seven And The Ragged Tiger
song by Duran Duran
Released 21 November 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop
Length 4:03 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Alex Sadkin
Ian Little
Duran Duran

"Shadows On Your Side" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the album Seven and the Ragged Tiger by Capitol-EMI on 21 November 1983.

About the songEdit

The song was written by the five original band members, who also co-produced the track with Alex Sadkin and Ian Little. The track was recorded at George Martin's AIR Studios on the Caribbean island of Montserrat during 1983.

Before 2011, this was the oldest song in the Duran Duran catalogue to have never been performed live, due to John Taylor not being able to play at the song's fast bass guitar speed and difficulty.

However in September 2011, the band finally performed the song live in a few of their intimate shows.

In the book In the Pleasure Groove, John Taylor has said the song is about the darker side of fame that the band were all living through during this period.

Other appearancesEdit

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PersonnelEdit

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LyricsEdit


Shackled and raised for a shining crowd,
They want you to speak but the music is louder than all of their roar, 
with the heat of the planet's core, but..
The shadows are on your side,
As soon as the lights go down.
In the darkest place you can find,
You belong to the hands of the night..

Promises made with a distant friend
Truth should be known it can only bend to a tune of its own, 
hey you'll never hear that voice again.
Scandal in white on a tangled vine
With everybody to say that you're having the time of your life -When 
your life is on the slide, but..

The shadows are on your side,
As soon as the lights go down.
In the darkest place you can find,
You belong to the hands of the night..

Shadows are on your side,
As soon as the lights go down.
In the darkest place you can find,
You belong to the hands of the night..

(oh-ohh...oh-oh-oh)
(oh-ohh...oh-oh-oh)
Spinning a compass to 
choose your way
You can run, you can dive, you can stand and you can 
soar..
Whichever way you can be sure, that...

The shadows are on your side,
As soon as the lights go down.
In the darkest place you can find,
You belong to the hands of the night..
Shadows on your side
The shadows are on your side
Shadows on your side
The shadows are on your side
Shadows on your side
The shadows are on your side

Shadows on..

See alsoEdit

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