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To The Shore
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song by Duran Duran
Released 15 June 1981
Recorded December 1980
Genre Pop
Length 3:49 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"To The Shore" 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 is slower and more melodic than the other tracks on the Duran Duran album.

Simon Le Bon has said, "Whenever I listen to "To The Shore" I am completely nonplussed as to what it is really about. I think I was going through an experimental/impressionistic phase with my lyrics. I didn't really care what the words actually meant; rather, what people read into them was the important factor, like a sort of Rorschach test. I do recall one of the tutors at Birmingham University, where I studied drama, was called Chrissie and I remember being quite fascinated with her, but quite why she figures in the song I have long since forgotten".

Song versionsEdit

The song was released as a B-side to the U.S. release of "Planet Earth" in 1981.

The song was included on the original 1981 European release of the Duran Duran album.

The song was released in a slightly longer and remixed version on the 1993 US CD single of Come Undone.

Track listingEdit

Release information pertains to US release only.

7": Harvest A5017

  1. "Planet Earth" - 3:57
  2. "To The Shore" - 3:49

Other appearancesEdit

"To The Shore" has yet to appear on any other release(s) apart from Duran Duran.

The song was included on the original 1981 Harvest European release of the Duran Duran album.

The song was released in a slightly longer and remixed version on the 1993 US CD single of Come Undone.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

LyricsEdit

When your nine day feed is up
And you've drained your loving cup
Come stands reeling to the shore
When the brave are coming out
The dry fight and the dusty shout
See you crawling on the floor

And diamond stars shine glitter bright
Gorging your sanhedralite
Words are falling to the floor
Glands stand pouring fruit trees
Now they glisten on the waterline
See how you are at the shore

I'm moving Chrissie pretty flowers in the shuttermaze
Haul up all your petty desires
Leave them lying down before
Wash away the rusty disease
Of your brown town days in our silver seas
Leave it dying at the door

Feather yellow, you've time to leave
Open out your arms and breathe
Oh, oh, oh
To the shore now
Oh, oh, oh
To the shore now 
Come on

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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