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Duchess

This song is by Genesis and appears on the album Duke (1980).

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Times were good
She never thought about the future, she just did what she would
Oh, but she really cared
About her music, it all seemed so important then

And she dreamed that every time that she performed
Everyone would cry for more
That all she had to do was step into the light
And everyone would start to roar

And on the road
Where all but a few fall by the wayside, on the grassier verge
She battled through
Against the others in her world, and the sleep, and the odds

But now every time that she performed
Everybody cried for more
Soon all she had to do was step into the light
For everyone to start to roar
And all the people cried: "You're the one we've waited for!"

But time went by
It wasn't so easy now, all uphill and not feeling so strong
Yes, times were hard
Too much thinking about the future and what the people might want

And then there was the time that she performed
When NOBODY called for more
And soon every time she stepped into the light
They really let her know the score

But she dreamed of the times when she sang her songs
And everybody cried for more
When all she had to do was step into the light
For everyone to start to roar
And all the people cried: "You're the one we've waited for!"

Written by:

Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford

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