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The Seventh Stranger
Seven And The Ragged Tiger
song by Duran Duran
Released 21 November 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop
Length 5:24 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Alex Sadkin
Ian Little
Duran Duran

"The Seventh Stranger" 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 Seventh Stranger" 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 has said the song was inspired by Chapter 26 of Voltaire's Candide, "Wandering Swordsmen" (Ronin), and the Seven Samurai films of Kurosawa.

The track features John Taylor playing a frettles bass guitar.

Song versionsEdit

  • "The Seventh Stranger" - 5:24

Other appearancesEdit

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

LyricsEdit

Those words are all remainders
Echoes growing in the heart of twilight
They lay back laughing at naivety's star
Awaken all those whispers in 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 rumours 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 a 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 have 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 rumours 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 a 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 rumour 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
From rumours 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 a stranger

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