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    come undone???

    Here are some lyrics of Duran-Duran

    Please let me know what "come undone" expression means in the context of this song. the expression is in bold.


    THanks to everyone!!

    Mine, immaculate dream, made breath and skin, I've been waiting for you,
    Signed, with a home tattoo, Happy birthday to you was created for you.
    (Can't ever keep from falling apart.. At the seams)
    (Can't I believe you're taking my heart.. to pieces)
    Ahh, it'll take a little time, might take a little crime to come undone
    Now we'll try to stay blind, to the hope and fear outside,
    Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
    And blow me in to cry.
    Who do you need?
    Who do you love?
    When you come undone.
    (chorus)
    Words, playing me deja vu, Like a radio tune I swear I've heard before,
    Chill, is it something real, Or the magic I'm feeding off your fingers
    (Can't ever keep from falling apart.. at the seams)
    (Can I believe you're taking my heart.. to pieces)
    Lost, in a snow filled sky, we'll make it alright, to come undone,
    Now we'll try to stay blind, to the hope and fear outside,
    Hey child, stay wilder than the wind -
    And blow me in to cry.
    (chorus)
    fade...

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    Re: come undone???

    Quote Originally Posted by ostrov
    Here are some lyrics of Duran-Duran

    Please let me know what "come undone" expression means in the context of this song. the expression is in bold.


    THanks to everyone!!

    Mine, immaculate dream, made breath and skin, I've been waiting for you,
    Signed, with a home tattoo, Happy birthday to you was created for you.
    (Can't ever keep from falling apart.. At the seams)
    (Can't I believe you're taking my heart.. to pieces)
    Ahh, it'll take a little time, might take a little crime to come undone
    Now we'll try to stay blind, to the hope and fear outside,
    Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
    And blow me in to cry.
    Who do you need?
    Who do you love?
    When you come undone.
    (chorus)
    Words, playing me deja vu, Like a radio tune I swear I've heard before,
    Chill, is it something real, Or the magic I'm feeding off your fingers
    (Can't ever keep from falling apart.. at the seams)
    (Can I believe you're taking my heart.. to pieces)
    Lost, in a snow filled sky, we'll make it alright, to come undone,
    Now we'll try to stay blind, to the hope and fear outside,
    Hey child, stay wilder than the wind -
    And blow me in to cry.
    (chorus)
    fade...
    Darn British.... I think they mean "when you get it right"
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Here is another possibility:
    undone . . . 3. brought to ruin: ruined, destroyed, or brought to the brink of collapse ( formal or humorous )
    Encarta(R) World English Dictionary [North American Edition] (2006) http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/undone.html

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    I doubt that anyone knows what those musicians were trying to say.

    They were probably stoned when they wrote those words!
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    It means to unravel, to fall apart.

    Like what happens to your shoelaces when you don't tie them ("do them up") properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I doubt that anyone knows what those musicians were trying to say.

    They were probably stoned when they wrote those words!
    Esp. Brits?
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    just an idea

    could it mean:

    to correct, to undo, to reverse??

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    come undone = something which is done, ceases to be so. Can't get more simpler than that!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    come undone = something which is done, ceases to be so. Can't get more simpler than that!
    In this context?... Read the words of the song... kinda weird....
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    metaphorically it makes sense. When you come undone = when you fall apart = break down = etc. etc.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Emotional or mental collapse.

    And "come undone" is sometimes used for "nervous breakdown"... (BIG fall apart).

    Someone should write Duran-Duran for their thoughts.

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