"Duchess" as written by and Scott Engel....
It's your bicycle bells
And your Rembrandt swells
You're children like
And still breathing
It's your look of loss
When you're coming across
Makes me feel like a thief
When you're bleeding

Duchess, Duchess
Light up your candles for me
Duchess, Duchess
Put all the love back in me

It's the Persian sea
Running through your veins
You shed your names
With the seasons
Still they all return
With there last remains
As they lay them before you
Like breezes

It's your shimmering dress
It says no
It says yes
It says i've nothing left for concealing
It's your shapeless flesh
And your old girl's grace
It's your young girl's face
That I'm breathing

Duchess, Duchess
Light up your candles for me
Duchess, Duchess
Put all the love back in me

I'm lying
She's crying

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"Duchess" as written by Scott Engel


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  • +1
    General CommentI'm a 300lb biker with a lot of hate, eats roadkill when no one is lookin, but this song, it just, it reduces me to tears. There I said it, I feel better now.
    savingupspendon July 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the line is
    "With your shimmering dress,
    It says no, it says yes,
    It says I have nothing left for concealing"

    I have no idea who its about, but damn its beautifully written & peformed
    crfon January 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song but never figured out what it means. Anyone?
    Bluewaveson February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, this song is heartbreakingly beautiful.
    Crane42on December 16, 2016   Link

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