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Duran Duran: Come Undone Meaning


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Song Released: 1993

Come Undone Lyrics

Mine, immaculate dream made breath and skin
I've been waiting for you
Signed, with a home tattoo,
Happy birthday to you was created for you

(can't ever keep from falling apart
At the seams
Can't I believe you're taking my heart


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 16th 2007 report

    I once heard Duran Duran in concert on Radio 1. When he introduced this song Simon LeBon said something along the lines of 'this is a song for everyone who's falling in love for the first time, cos when you come, you come undone'.


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    Sep 14th 2013 report

    It's one hell of a deep song that I personally believe was written for me and me alone.
    If I can make some allusions to Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You, my interpretation goes thus:
    My one and and only soulmate, my Bliss, my perfect (immaculate) beauty, the one I've finally dreamed into life, you've finally materialized before me (made breath and skin) in the exact form I've always envisioned.
    I've been waiting for you all along. I can clearly see "Home" elegantly emblazoned upon your angelic personality. In Celine's words, you're the place I call home.
    I know that it might sound more than a little crazy, but I've always sent you the special birthday message that I wrote (created) for you on each birthday you celebrate (which has been communicated to me as a result of the divine bond we share). Point of fact, I was created for you alone.
    For my protection, I've strenuously built the toughest defences around my heart over the years, but at the sight of you, I can't keep them from falling apart at the seams. And you've shattered them all into pieces.


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    Apr 9th 2016 report

    it plays out to me as describing our struggle and state of mind when we discover our true feelings behind the love and fear we have in our relationships with each other and ourselves. It's so hard to accept them at first and we can either deny them, numb them, or be honest with ourselves, by honoring the emotions, and actually feeling them in all their intensity. The thing people lie about the most is about their feelings, when asked how we are, we give the socially acceptable answer "i'm good, i'm fine" ... but were not, and we're scared to be judged by others, we're scared to say we're scared.

    I am grateful to have "come undone" many times in my life (I say that looking back, as its easier to do so now) and to honest about how I feel about things and people in my life. It's been hard to give myself the right to my feelings when we're in relationships that people don't accept how we feel as the correct feeling, they say, awwe, don't feel that way, you should feel this way, trying undo our feelings. What if I am the most qualified person to know how it feels to be me and each our own.

    To be truly alive means to feel our emotions, even the undesirable ones. It helps to remember that the intensity of them are temporary if we move through them by actually feeling them, this is why we feel that big release and weight lifted when we find the courage to cry in a world that has so many false messages that crying is "breaking down" and a sign of weakness.

    be true to thine selves...

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2019 report

    I feel maybe its about a relationship gone downhill and the person is just an emotional wreck because of it.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2018 report

    It’s a sociopaths anthem.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2018 report

    When I hear the song / read lyrics I think of Simon singing to his girls. So I think you guys are on the right track with young love or childhood innocence. Maybe a bit of both. As a mom of 3 girls I remember the heartaches of first love and then “coming undone” after love lost.

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    Mar 11th 2017 report

    The one person who incarnate your desire, uses the power she have to hold your attention every time she appears, broken. Youre not her choice for life, not the first and not the second.. but youre the ONE for her crisis. No one else is. And her personality will push her to crisis over and over... and youre there.

  8. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2014 report

    I think it's about a sex toy. The vinil woman was made for you. It's filled with air (breath). etc

  9. anonymous
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    May 19th 2014 report

    A deep song about finding his true love in life.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2012 report

    It's about taking drugs when a person get depressed. "Come undone" is getting high.
    "Mine immaculate dream made breath and skin"(Two ways of getting high, by smoking and needle thru the skin).
    "Signed with a home tattoo"(needle into the arm)
    "Might take a little crime to come undone"(having drugs is against the law)
    "Or the magic i'm feeding off your fingers"(friend giving the jab)
    "Lost in a snow filled sky"(high on cokein)

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2011 report

    It's about giving in and no matter what happens around you, it doesn't matter.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2011 report

    True Love complicated w/cocaine addiction. "snow filled sky"

  13. stover0107
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    May 6th 2006 report

    I feel this song has too long been a mystery. I step by step cracked this song and I feel I have a good understanding. It's about INNOCENCE. Here is my line by line interpretation compare it to actual lyrics, it also makes sense because in the video it shows a child discovering lovers:

    My beautiful child
    I've been waiting for you
    You came here signed, with a kiss from your parents,
    The song happy birthday was created for just you

    (I can never keep myself together
    Will you be taking my heart to pieces?)

    Oh, it'll take a little time to get you undone,
    might take a little wrongdoing
    to get you undone

    We'll try to ignore
    the obvious signs of saddness and happiness (ideas of love outside parental love)
    Hey child, stay innocent
    And make me cry for this world (leave parents behind to cry for childs growing up)

    Who do you need, who do you love (Questions the “child” will ask)
    When you loose your innocence

    (Verse 2)
    Words, I feel I remember
    I swear I've heard them before (parents love versus a lovers love)
    Chills, are they just a reaction
    Or are they magic I'm taking off your fingers

    (Can't ever keep from giving away my innocence
    Will you please take my heart to pieces?)

    Lost, in a snow filled sky, we'll make it alright (despite all the confusion we will be ok)
    To loose our innocence.

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