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The Universe Alone
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song by Duran Duran
Released 11 September 2015
Recorded 14th studio album sessions
Genre Pop
Length 5:47 minutes
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) J. Taylor, Le Bon, R. Taylor, N. Rhodes
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

"The Universe Alone" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the album Paper Gods by Warner Bros. Records on 11 September 2015.

About the song[]

This is darker material that's symphonic and cinematic. Explaining that the song is 'about oblivion and death', Mr Hudson has said he wanted to make it sound like the end of the universe, the opposite of the Big Bang: burning impossibly hot and crunching, and then just disappearing into singularity.

The song doesn’t come across as bleak; it simply asks people to accept that the universe is bigger than them.

"The Universe Alone" concludes with a host of angels performed by the Voce Chamber Choir and the London Youth Chamber Choir, welcoming people to the after-world.

Personnel[]

Duran Duran are:

With:

Also credited:

Lyrics[]

It's beautiful, the dying sun
The end of everything and everyone
So shall we make a clan my friend
As if we have the chance to live it all again

I'll see you in some other lifetime
On the other side of what we'll never know
Together we have walked a fine line
Now we go to face the universe alone

In plain view, the mistakes we've made
But is there anything you'd really want to change
To win and lose then win again
To have it all then throw it all away

I'll see you in some other lifetime
On the other side of what we'll never know
Together we have walked a fine line
Now we go to face the universe alone

How beautiful the closing down
The fading out, it spins and goes around
With darkness and the heart of man
And here we are back where it all began

I'll see you in some other lifetime
The universe alone
The universe alone
The universe alone

<< "Only in Dreams" "Planet Roaring" >>

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