"Duet" as written by and Rachael Amanda Yamagata....
Oh Lover, hold on
Till I come back again
For these arms are growing tired,
And my tales are wearing thin

If you're patient I will surprise,
When you wake up I'll have come

All the anger will settle down
And we'll go do all the things we should have done

Yes I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
I'll be here if you will only come back home

Oh lover, I'm lost
Because the road I've chosen beckons me away

Oh lover, don't you roam
Now I'm fighting words I never thought I'd say

But I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
I'll forgive you oh
If you just come back home

Oh lover, I'm old
You'll be out there and be thinking just of me

And I will find you down the road
And will return back home to where we're meant to be

Cause I remember what we said
As we lay down to bed
We'll be back soon as we make history.

Lyrics submitted by gregmo

"Duet" as written by Rachael Amanda Yamagata

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    General CommentQuickly becoming my favorite song from her latest album. Reminiscent of Goethe's work. I love how this song is a call to your loved one to not forget, not to leave and move on. Beautiful and unrequited love.
    maivison October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDuet is about two lovers who love each other so much, but have to part because they both have their own career to pursue.
    In order not to become each other's fetter in the way of pursuing their dreams, they decide to separate temporarily, and once they fulfill their dreams, they'll come back home to finish their mutual dream: to love each other and be together happily ever after, which is "the things we should have done." Here's my interpretation of the song: en.lineday.co/rachael-yamagata-duet-lyrics-meaning/
    lineday117on April 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how her and Ray LaMontagne's voice melt into each other. I'm agreeing with maivis on this one.

    So sad yet beautiful.
    melancholyjenon November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thank this is a wonderfully writtin
    ..."Oh lover I am lost...Because the road that I've chosen beckons me away"
    "You will be out there thinking just of me and I will find you down the road"

    "all the anger will settled down and we'll go do all the things we should have done"
    Yes I remember what was said"

    Patiently Remembering to wait for suprise!
    KrisMOon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I have it on at least a dozen of my playlists. It always makes me think the one special guy I let get away.
    HellBlazerRaiseron October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds like it's about a couple drifting apart after a huge fight. The lyrics are as if Rachael and Ray are talking to each other as this couple. They were devastated after leaving each other and just hoping that the other person would come back and be the first one to a apologize. The last part of the song where they come in with the harmony kinda gives me the impression that "the anger has settled down" and they are coming back to each other. It is a little like that moment where people realize that their relationship is more important than their ego and decide to let the other person win. In this case, both of them felt that way.
    Carusoon September 12, 2012   Link

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