"Duress" as written by Adam Franklin, Jimmy Hartridge, Marc Waterman and Jeremy Hindmarsh....
And when the dawn begins to creep
Sunlight finds you in a heap
And how you wish that you could sleep
Forget the lies that you've been told

You think you're settin' free your soul
But you're really gettin' old
You've dreamt of divin' in the sea
Your outstretched arms in front of me

And how you wished that you could breathe
In the grip of ecstasy
When the shadows follow me
And the night won't set me free

You wish someone could love you less
Longing for that one caress
I see you sink under Duress
And when you wanna kill it dead
You let it throttle you instead

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"Duress" as written by Jimmy Hartridge Adam Franklin

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    General Comment"And when the dawn begins to creep
    Sunlight finds you in a heap
    And how you wish that you could sleep "

    I think of a newly embraced vampire who is coming to terms with their undead existence.
    realitycrashon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe word ‘duress’ means forcible restraint or restriction. I think this song is about defeat and the trials and tribulations of dealing with reality. I feel like the song is trying to convey a general sense of conflict. The subject resorts to sleeping worries away and discovers that the problem persists in wakefulness. To me it’s about an inability to conquer that which displeases you.
    rasberrycodfishon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about getting older and not being able to do anything about it. The parties are not that fun, the conversations are not so interesting and unique, the love became a burden, the dream of being free is fading out.
    imaginenowon February 19, 2016   Link

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