"Duchess" as written by and Scott Engel....
It's your bicycle bells and you Rembrandt swells
Your children alive and still breathing
And 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 your love back in me
I come listening I touch touching

With the Persian sea running through your veins
You shed your names with the seasons
Still they all return with the last remains
And they lay them before you like reasons

With your shimmering dress it says no it says yes
It says I've nothing left for concealing
Its your shiftless flesh and your old girls grace
Its your young girls face that I'm breathing

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

I am lying she is crying


Lyrics submitted by ilse, edited by 1000knives

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    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
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    General CommentLove this song but never figured out what it means. Anyone?
    Bluewaveson February 07, 2008   Link
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    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 CommentGod, this song is heartbreakingly beautiful.
    Crane42on December 16, 2016   Link

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