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"Warriors" is a song written and recorded by English musician Gary Numan, released in 1983 as a 7" and 12" single from his fifth solo studio album, Warriors. Numan promoted the song on many popular television shows such as The Saturday Show and Crackerjack. It peaked at No. 20 on the UK Singles Chart, and was Numan's final Top 20 hit to date (not counting two reissues of his 1979 hit "Cars" released in 1987 and 1996). Of the song Numan commented: "Warriors was about how I felt being a pop star more or less, I felt I was losing it and slipping down the ladder of success. The line “The ghost of the white faced clown” was a direct reference back to the old images that I'd had before and I wanted to establish that was all done and gone, I was over my Star Wars, Buck Rogers type period". The music video for the song shown on Top of the Pops shows Numan's love of flying and his new Mad Max-style image. He commented: "I had a lot of fun making the video for the single, sort of a mix between joy and terror. I think 'Warriors' is probably by far my favourite song on the album". 


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I fall down
No control somehow
No help now
My favor slides

No one comes here
And now I'm feeding strangers
Thin air, like cold death, like cold death
Like cold death, here in my heart

I fell for so long for you all
I fell for so long for you
I fell for so long for you

Come in, I'm the ghost
Of the white faced clown
She's gone, gone
I won't look back, she's gone

I'm old, so old
This infection of time, my skin, age
Shows no kindness, no kindness
No kindness to me

I fell for so long for you all
I fell for so long for you
I fell for so long for you

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Gary Numan

Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician, most widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (as Tubeway Army) and "Cars". His signature sound consists of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects pedals. more »

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Written by: Gary Anthony Webb, Gary Anthony James Webb

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Warriors" is a song by English singer-songwriter Gary Numan, who is widely recognized as a pioneer of electronic music, especially in the New Wave genre.
Release Information
Released in 1983, the track "Warriors" is also the title track from Gary Numan's seventh studio album.
Musical Style
"Warriors" showcases Gary Numan's unique style, combining elements of electronic music, synth-pop, and new wave.
Lyrics and Theme
Lyrically, "Warriors" reflects the artist's introspection and exploration of his industrial and dystopian themes, which is a trademark in Gary Numan's songwriting style.
Chart Performance
The "Warriors" album peaked at number 12 on the UK Albums Chart but the title single, although well-loved among fans, did not chart as highly.
Critical Reception
While the single and the album received mixed reviews, the track "Warriors" is often praised for its unique sound design and blend of music styles.
Concert Performances
Gary Numan often included "Warriors" in his live setlists during concerts in the 1980s, further cementing its popularity among his fans.
Album’s Artwork
The cover artwork of the "Warriors" album is notable for featuring Numan in Samurai-like makeup and outfit, reflecting the Asian-influence heard in some songs of the album.
The album "Warriors" was produced by renowned producer Bill Nelson. This collaboration had a significant impact on the sonic direction of the title track.
The album "Warriors" has been reissued several times, including a 1999 release that included several bonus tracks. However, the track "Warriors" remains the standout favorite for many listeners.

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