"Duchess" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Times were good,
She never thought about the future, she just did what she would
Oh but she really cared
About her music, it all seemed so important then,

And she dreamed that every time that she performed
Everyone would cry for more,
That all she had to do was step into the light,
And everyone would start to roar.

And on the road,
Where all but a few fall by the wayside on the grassier verge,
She battled through
Against the others in her world, and the sleep, and the odds.

But now every time that she performed
Oh everybody cried for more,
Soon all she had to do was step into the light,
For everyone to start to roar.
And all the people cried, you're the one we've waited for.

Oh but time went by
It wasn't so easy now, all uphill, and not feeling so strong.
Yes times were hard,
Too much thinking 'bout the future and what people might want.

An then there was the time that she performed
When nobody called for more
And soon every time she stepped into the light,
They really let her know the score.
But she dreamed of the times when she sang all her songs
And everybody cried for more,
When all she had to do was step into the light
For everyone to start to roar.
And all the people cried, you're the one we've waited for.


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Duchess" as written by Mike Rutherford (gb) Anthony George Banks

Lyrics © IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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  • +1
    General CommentThis a great song to describe the rise and fall of artists, whether they be singers or actors (and in this case, it's a singer), when they allow fame to take over and they lose sight of what was really important from the begining.
    squonkon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest. Intro. Ever.

    Maybe :)
    geoffos42on April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with qeoffos42, i love this intro... and scratch what i said on my post on los endos, this is my fav genesis song and los endos is my second favorite... awesome song
    musiclvr36on June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI recently bought a used copy of the "Duke" album. It seems to me that the whole album follows a theme and is a rock opera (I.e. What used to be called a concept album).

    Am I correct in perceiving this?
    SusanBassPlayeron September 10, 2015   Link
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    General CommentFunny considering that they as a band completely sold out. Good song though. The only fault I have with it is that the end chorus thingermajig didn't have as much as an impact as I would have liked. It's certainly good, though.
    AnonymousJacksonon December 23, 2009   Link

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