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"Venice Drowning"
by Duran Duran
Song details
Duran Duran Liberty Track number 10
from the album
Next track: Downtown
Length: 5:13
Writer(s): Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Warren Cuccurullo, Sterling Campbell
Producer(s): Duran Duran, Chris Kimsey

"Venice Drowning" is a Duran Duran song from their 1990 studio album, Liberty.

It was played live only once at the 1989 Scandeborg Festival, before the album was released.

Song versionsEdit

  • "Venice Drowning" – 5:13


Venice breeding
Shy chimeras of sex and violence
In the purple evening silence
Venice dreaming of a partner

Fill your arms with breasts of marble
From the cradle to the table
Coax this naked treasure
From your saviour

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life

Divine blasphemer
Tempting holy beads of jism
With the scarlet catechism
Her lips will answer (Oh, her lips will answer)

How to be
The perfect stranger
The perfect lover
And as you'll discover
And as you'll discover

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life
Enter the sublime corrosion
Venice drowning in emotion

The body stirs
And is reanimated
Only briefly
But then life is very brief

(Come swim into my love)
(Come swim into my life)

Venice drowning
Venice drowning

(Slowly disappearing)
(Slowly disappearing)

Venice drowning...
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell

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