Daily Archives: February 7, 2013

Radio XVI, side A, track 1: “I Don’t Want Your Love” by Duran Duran

Duran Duran I Don't Want Your LoveOh, Duran Duran, I don’t think I could really put it into words at the time, but pretty much all your songs are dripping with sex, aren’t they?  It doesn’t really seem like it on the surface of things at first glance.  “I Don’t Want Your Love” seems like a pretty innocuous-sounding title, sounds like your standard pop love song, the kinda thing that a lot of love songs are about.  But it’s really not standard anything, Duran Duran, which is what I always appreciated about your music.  I mean, you are giving all kinds of mixed signals in this song.  There’s a lot of pushing and pulling, a lot of talk about not wanting someone’s love but also talking about sharing and dancing in the light of someone’s second sight (what the hey?  Dancing in the light of your second sight?  Duran Duran, you guys are always blowing my mind).  Here’s the thing, Duran Duran, I’ve kinda given up on completely understanding what exactly you’re singing about.  I’ll always just assume it’s about sex of some kind or another.  And I think we can both agree that’s a safe assumption.

“I Don’t Want Your Love”

I

Don’t mind

If you’re keepin’ someone else
Behind

I

Don’t care

‘Cause you’ve got somethin’ I
Can share

Hey

Take a chance

Even if it’s only

Only while we’re dancing in the light

Of your second sight

Because when you understand me
You might feel good around me now

I don’t want your love
To bring me down

I don’t want your love
So turn it around

I

Won’t turn you out

If you’ve got someone else

Someone else you care about because you

Must realize

My obsessive fascination is in your imagination, now back it up!

I don’t want your love
To bring me down
(I don’t want your love)
(I don’t want your love)

I don’t want your love
So turn it around
(I don’t want your love)
(I don’t want your love)

Your rhythm is the power
To move me

It’s something you control
Completely

I don’t want your love

I don’t want your love
(I don’t want your love)

<awesome Duran Duran jam>

I

Like noise

‘Cause I like wakin’ up
The house

Cannot sit down
Can’t shut my mouth

But when you understand me
You might feel good around me, now back it up!

<awesome Duran Duran jam>

Your rhythm is the power
To move me

It’s something you control
Completely

I don’t want your love

I don’t want your love
(I don’t want your love)

I don’t want your love (I don’t want your love)
To bring me down
(I don’t want your love)
(I don’t want your love)

I don’t want your love (I don’t want your love)
So turn it around
(I don’t want your love)
(I don’t want your love)

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