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Duran Duran: Friends of Mine Meaning

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Friends of mine they said they were friends of mine
Said they were passing time more like a waste of time
Close the door I said close the door I've told you twice before what are you waiting for

Georgie Davis is coming out no more heros we...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 6th report

    Has nothing to do with marx and engals. The song is a collage of meanings not all tied to soviet russia. Rocky picture for instance, same with George Davis. The horrorist result of the soviet era comes from bolshevism and its perpetrator's.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 10th report

    This song is a thinly veiled reference to the Cold War, the era in which Duran Duran was in its heyday. "Friends of Mine" refers to how the Soviet Union viewed the West - previously allies during WW2, the West proved to be "fair-weather friends", and a "waste of time".

    As a result of imperialist post-war betrayal, the Soviet Union was forced to put up the Berlin Wall ("close the door"), and "Georgie Davis" and "Rocky Picture" are metaphors for dissidents who managed to "come out" of East Germany and "lose their gun", i.e. abandon the proletarian struggle against capitalism.

    "I think you're growing old" is a reference to Khruschev's "we will bury you speech" at the UN in 1961, where he admonished that capitalism was in its dying days.

    "The money's gone" is a reference to the West's trade embargo that came as a result of the intervention in Afghanistan, limiting the Soviet Union's ability to trade for foreign reserves.

    "Why don't they drop the bomb" is self-explanatory.

    In this song, Duran Duran have written a dialectical-materialist masterpiece, in the spirit of their mentors, Marx and Engels.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2018 report

    The Dur were fed up with record companies who were the falsie friends in the beauty pageant of the music industry. They likened the situation to Georgie Davis who had taken the people's money but was taken out of a just prison by just the very people he dealt
    with unjustly and Rocky Horror picture as a effeminate leaning transvestite who had lost his gun but leave him out...he's having fun. But
    The Dur are not late on the uptake as they see the the hero now twist and shout and (shake it up).....and they won't wait anymore for the next Porgie to muck it up. Rocky has lost his manhood that
    Was supposed to remain....Rocky picture only...ǹo horror,and the Dur won't take it anymore. The water is cold and some are too old to know it, and the last weapon the Dur has is their biting sarcasm as they call these
    Potential "piss takers" friends of theirs.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2008 report

    This song is in reference to the armed bank robber, Georgie Davis, hence the chorus," Georgie Davis is coming out..." he robbed a bank in London in 1974 and was sort of like the modern Guy Fawkes because his fans and friends protested to get him out of jail based on the fact that there was a lack of evidence to support his conviction.

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