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"The Seventh Stranger"
by Duran Duran
Song details
Seven And The Ragged Tiger Track number 9
from the album
Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Previous track: Tiger Tiger
Length: 5:24
Writer(s): Simon Le Bon
Producer(s): Alex Sadkin, Duran Duran



"The Seventh Stranger" is the ninth and final track off of Duran Duran's third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

About the songEdit

The song originally started out as a song called "Seven and the Ragged Tiger". Despite having the same name as the album, the song was actually written before the album's title was decided. Simon Le Bon said the song was inspired by Chapter 26 of Volitare's Candle, "Wandering Swordsmen" (Ronin), and the "Seven Samurai" films of Kurosawa. John Taylor also plays a frettles bass on the song's recording.

LyricsEdit

Those words are all remainders
Echoes growing in the heart of twilight
They lay back lauging at naivetys' star
Awaken all those whispers
The dusty shadow of a passing favour
I wouldn't say that you were ruthless or right
I couldn't see from so far
Was I chasing after rainbows?
One thing for sure - you never answered when I called
And I wiped away the water from my face
To look through the eyes of a stranger...
For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of the stranger!
Can't tell the real from reflections
When all these faces look the same to me
In every city such a desolate dream
Some days are strange to number
Some say the seventh sounds a little bit stranger
A year of Sundays seems to have drifted right by
I could of sworn in one evening
And I'm not seized in desperation
No steel reproaches on the table from before
But I still can feel those splinters of ice
I look through the eyes of a stranger
For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of the stranger!
I must be chasing after rainbows
One thing for sure you never answer when I call
And I wipe away the water from my face
To look through the eyes of a stranger
For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
Walking away like a stranger
For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of the stranger!
In the eyes of the stranger..
In the eyes of the stranger..
In the eyes of the stranger..

Song versionsEdit

  • "The Seventh Stranger" - 5:24

Other appearancesEdit

PersonnelEdit

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