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Sound of Thunder
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song by Duran Duran
Released 15 June 1981
Recorded December 1980
Genre Pop
Length 4:06 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer Simon Le Bon
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"Sound of Thunder" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the band's debut album Duran Duran by Capitol-EMI on the 15 June 1981.

About the songEdit

The song was originally a poem by Simon Le Bon, written in his lyric book about a man who creates WWIII. The poem was put to song the night he joined the band in 1980, when he realized he had a poem that fitted well with the music already written by the band.

In 1981, a promo single of "Sound of Thunder" was released in the UK, backed with "Tel Aviv" and "Anyone Out There" (which was also previously released as a promo single).

Track ListingEdit

  • Release information pertains UK release only

12": EMI EMI PSLP344

  1. "Sound of Thunder" - 4:06
  2. "Anyone Out There" - 4:02
  3. "Tel Aviv" - 5:16

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

LyricsEdit

I've been in this grass here 
For the last ten hours
My clothes are dirty but my mouth isn't dry
How does it happen?
Does it fly through the air?
Oh I gave up asking days away

I gave up asking 
Days away

And now I'm lying here
Waiting for the sound of thunder
Waiting for the sound of thunder
Here I am on the dotted line
Cut through corners, stick me to your door

I'm the man who stepped off the path
And I just lie here
It's what I was made for

And now my eyes are closing
But I still feel the land 
Leaning out for the touch of my hand

The world spins so fast 
That I might fly off
The world spins so  fast
That I might fly off
The world spins so fast 
I might fly off

I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder
I'm waiting for the sound of thunder

See alsoEdit

DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet Massacre

COMPILATIONS and EP's

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995

SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down"

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