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Last Chance on the Stairway
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song by Duran Duran
Released 10 May 1982
Genre Pop
Length 3:52 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"Last Chance on the Stairway" is a Duran Duran song from their second album Rio, released by Capitol-EMI on 10 May 1982.

Complete list of mixes[]

  1. "Last Chance on the Stairway" - 4:18
  2. "Last Chance on the Starway" (Manchester Square Demo) - 5:04


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I don't remember quite how I met you, wasn't long ago
Just get a picture of sun, in your eyes,
The waves in your hair
Maybe its something said in a movie or you could've said last night.
Just took me out on a limb
And I don't really know what I'm doing here.

And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beats so in time, can you look at me
I'm out of reach, I'll talk if it feels right
I've had my last chance on the stairway.

Funny it's just like a scene out of Voltaire, twisting out of sight
cause when all the curtains are pulled back
Well turn and see the circles we traced
Ain't no game... (oooh)
When you're playing with fire
It doesn't seem right that we fight
So the party runs on all night

And sometimes I'm caught in a landslide
My beats so in time can you look at me
Im out of reach I'll talk if it feels right
So nervous to say, tell me can't you see
If you want I'll fall out forever
I cant say no more... babe dance with me
And please don't say leave till later
Ive had my last chance on the stairway.

Wonder why... (wonder why oooh)
You're what makes me rise so high?
Maybe its something they put in your perfume,
Or the look in your eyes
It could be the atmosphere sinking
Ooh, I don't even know what you're thinking
I don't even know what you're drinking
But it keeps this heaven alive


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See also[]


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"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down • "All You Need Is Now • "Girl Panic! • "Leave A Light On • "Pressure Off" • "Five Years" • "Invisible" • "More Joy" • "Anniversary" • "Tonight United" • "Give It All Up " • "Danse Macabre" • "Black Moonlight"

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