Bleak desolation In a beam of Sun Scraping as I crawl (Your heart
hear me)
Tearing bruising fall (Your hands can't hear me)
Thirsting raging blind (Your eyes can't hear me)
Racing against time (Your arms can't hear me)
Like an angel you'll come In a dream, precious one (And) Make me
beautifully numb
Desperate panicked calls (The wind can't hear me)
Muffled weak and small (The sand can't hear me)
Pleading, groping hands (The truth can't hear me)
Bleeding in the sand (Your heart can't hear me)
Bleak desolation In a beam of sun Like an angel you'll come in a
blessed one (And)
Make me joyfully numb
Razor fingers cling (The wind can't hear me)
Piercing demons sing (The sand can't hear me)
Twisting hollow Hell (The truth can't hear me)
Burning blisters swell (Your heart can't hear me)
Sharp cut aching breath (Your arms can't hear me)
Choking scent of death (Your hands can't hear me)
Gruelling jaw-bone grind (Your eyes can't hear me)
Cursed by my own mind (Your heart can't hear me)


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Duende Lyrics as written by Rhys Fulber Camille Henderson


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    General CommentThis is, in my opinion, the funniest song, ever.
    It's got this boppity, peppy music with excessively pessimistic lyrics. If I hadn't looked up the lyrics, I would have thought, oh, what a sweet, fun song. But then I see it's about hell and blood and demons and death, and it's breathtakingly hilarious.
    How could you not love:
    "Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak desolation
    In a beeeeam of sun
    boppa da ba a one two boppa da ba."
    Duende is the juxtaposition of the macabre and the saccharine, and the effect is scathingly clever.
    I'll never tire of it.
    anopeon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust as reference, Duende means "dwarf" or "goblin" in Spanish.
    Studmuffinon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanope, you should change your name to dope. how the HELL does this song sound happy, and funny? you, my friend are messed in the head, when i first heard this song, i didn't read the lyrics to it, but it sent shivers down my spine anyhow, its such a dazzlingly chilling song.
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song mean anyways? i'm not quite sure, anyone have any ideas?
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPure metaphor, or anything more concrete? Most obvious things that came to my mind were obsessively wishing for a lost lover to come back, or about drug addiction. Delerium has some straight metaphysical symbolism in a number of their songs though so who knows..
    svasanvedanaon January 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDuende is also a bodily response to expressive music (e.g. gives you chills, makes you smile or cry..).
    I would just like to input that listening to the song without first comprehending the lyrics would give one the feeling of happiness or uplifting, especially since the vocals sound almost dreamlike.
    Upon reading the actual lyrics, one might feel completely different as the words create an eerie aura and the voices now sound more haunting.
    To me, this song was created to evoke the emotions of the listener.
    secretstarz7on July 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBy the last line, "Cursed by my own mind (Your heart can't hear me)", I can think the song is about a mental disease and how the patient deal with it.
    j aleksandon May 16, 2016   Link

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