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New Religion
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song by Duran Duran
Released 10 May 1982
Genre Pop
Length 5:32 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer Colin Thurston
Duran Duran

"New Religion" is a Duran Duran song from their second album Rio, released by Capitol-EMI on 10 May 1982.

About the song[]

The song is described in the Rio liner notes as "a dialogue between the ego and the alter-ego", which is reflected in the chorus, where two conflicting voices sing on top of each other.

In the album versions, Le Bon provides vocals for the song. In the Live from London version their is a recording of Le Bon saying the background words, whilst he sings the main song. John Taylor and Andy Taylor both team up to say the background words when Le Bon starts rapping the main section during this concert.

Covers, samples, & media references[]

"New Religion" has been covered by Jimmy Eat World.

Song versions[]

  • "New Religion" - 5:32
  • "New Religion" (Carnival Version) - 5:19

Personnel[]

Duran Duran are:

Lyrics[]

I've been now sauntering out and down the path sometime
Come on, it takes me nowhere which I know
Faces everywhere, pulling grins and signs and things
Telling me not there man, it's no go
I need a reason, I can't think without one now
Too much learning, got to show
Call it treason, maybe catch her don't know how
Too many things, too much to know

I'll bring my timing in, seagulls gather on the wind
Lady screaming, lady leave me out
'Cause sometimes people stare, sitting down, electric chair
The steaming crowds, they gather and they shout

Take another chance boy, carry the fight, you can take 'em if you're fast
(Don't know why this evil bothers me?)
So didn't I say if you're holding on you'll be laughing at the last?
(So why are they trying to follow me?)
I get along fine with them friends of mine but you have to make a choice
(How many reasons do they need)
You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time and it's us who make the noise
(I might just believe this time)

I'm talking for free
I can't stop myself
It's a new religion, oh
I've got something to see
I can't help myself
It's a new religion

Okay, my reasoning might be clouded by the sun
But someone sees the departmental lie
You know this peacetime, jabbing fist and stabbing knife
You only get one look before you die

Take another chance boy, carry the fight, you can take 'em if you're fast
(Don't know why this evil bothers me)
So didn't I say if you're holding on you'll be laughing at the last?
(So why are they trying to follow me?)
I get along fine with them friends of mine but you have to make a choice
(How many reasons do they need?)
You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time and it's us who make the noise
(I might just believe this time)

I'm talking for free
I can't stop myself
It's a new religion, oh
I've got something to see
I can't help myself
It's a new religion

Oh, gotta take pay for the saints and sinners 
In regulation hats and scarves and things
They walk in formation down the lane
They carry their cross, make a church bell ring
(Bring the army down)
Army majors pull a mean cool truth
They're lying in the swimming pool
Searching for the undeniable truth
That a man is just a fool

Take another chance boy, carry the fight, you can take 'em if you're fast
(Don't know why this evil bothers me)
So didn't I say if you're holding on you'll be laughing at the last?
(So why are they trying to follow me?)
I get along fine with them friends of mine but you have to make a choice
(How many reasons do they need?)
You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time and it's us who make the noise
(I might just believe this time)

I'm talking for free
I can't stop myself
It's a new religion, oh
I've got something to see
I can't help myself
It's a new religion, yeah
I'm talking for free
I can't stop myself
It's a new religion, oh
I've something to see
I can't help myself
It's a new religion...

See also[]

References[]


DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

Duran DuranRioSeven and the Ragged TigerArenaNotoriousBig ThingLibertyDuran Duran (The Wedding Album)Thank YouMedazzalandPop TrashAstronautRed Carpet MassacreAll You Need Is NowPaper GodsFuture Past

COMPILATIONS and EPs

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995From Mediterranea With Love

SINGLES

"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"

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