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Venice Drowning
song by Duran Duran
Released 20 August 1990
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre Pop
Length 5:13 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Chris Kimsey
Duran Duran

"Venice Drowning" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the album Liberty by Capitol-EMI on 20 August 1990.

About the song[]

The song was written by Duran Duran, who also produced the track with Chris Kimsey. The track was recorded at London's Olympic Studios, with the final recording sessions starting on 9 October 1989.

"Venice Drowning" was played live only once, which was at the 1989 Scandeborg Festival in Denmark before the album was released.

Song versions[]

  • "Venice Drowning" - 5:13


Duran Duran are:


Venice breeding
Shy chimeras of sex and violence
In the purple evening silence
Venice dreaming of a partner

Fill your arms with breasts of marble
From the cradle to the table
Coax this naked treasure
From your saviour

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life

Divine blasphemer
Tempting holy beads of jism
With the scarlet catechism
Her lips will answer (Oh, her lips will answer)

How to be
The perfect stranger
The perfect lover
And as you'll discover
And as you'll discover

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life
Enter the sublime corrosion
Venice drowning in emotion

The body stirs
And is reanimated
Only briefly
But then life is very brief

(Come swim into my love)
(Come swim into my life)

Venice drowning
Venice drowning

(Slowly disappearing)
(Slowly disappearing)

Venice drowning...

See also[]

Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell

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