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God (London)
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speech by Simon Le Bon
Released 10 April 1989
Genre Speech
Length 1:39 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer Simon Le Bon
Producer Duran Duran
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"God (London)" is a recorded speech by Simon Le Bon, released as a B-side on Duran Duran's nineteenth single "Do You Believe in Shame?" by Capitol-EMI on 10 April 1989.

About the speech[]

The speech was composed during the Big Thing sessions alongside "This Is How a Road Gets Made".

Simon read it out as an intro to the 1989 Big Live Thing Tour.


God created the world, then created the devil to blame for his mistakes.
I closed the door of my hotel room behind me.
It was like closing a chapter in the book of life.
Outside, thirty floors below, I could hear the police using their sirens like 
wolf whistles to pick up young girls.
On TV, Oliver North, his fifteen minutes of fame ticking steadily away, was being 
fuzzy about crucial events which had happened a year earlier.
What a flake.
But then who isn't?
That was Reagan's defense at least.
The worst thing is how politics begins to leak into your life.
Back in our innocence, we used to simply stick two fingers up, say "fuck the 
Queen"; that was about all you had to say anyway, and then go back to the more 
important business of making music.
So why was I sitting there feeling angry about covert operations and illegal aid 
to the Contras?
I mean, I'm not even American.
But maybe we all are a little bit.
And then I realized it was just the thought that, in this particular democracy 
and probably every other one in the world, there is somebody in power who thinks
he is more right than all the people who put him there.
All the people who, for once in their lives, took an interest.
Outside, the wind was howling the "who-whos" from "Sympathy For The Devil", round 
and round the concrete hotel walls and corners.
That was then.
This isn't.

See also[]

Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell

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