DUKE

released in 1980
Tony Banks - Phil Collins - Mike Rutherford

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BEHIND THE LINES (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
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I held the book so tightly in my hands, saw your picture, heard you
 call my name
There was something strange, I could not look away
I wanted to be there, I wanted to go

You gave me no warning
You gave me no reason
But I was with you 
Right by your side
Give me the strength and I will help you
They can try their hardest, they don't frighten me

It's written in the book

It is hotter than I've known before, but I feel so cold, and I don't
 know why
But if the fire within your heart can beat the storm
Then I really believe, you could make it right

the time has come now
We must show our feelings
But I'm looking right through you
And your heart is empty
Whatever happened to you, it's too late to change now
There's no where you can run to, no place to hide
Oh you let me down !

...but wait a minute, I don't understand
It's getting stronger, so grab my hand
Don't want to leave you, don't want to go
But I'm losing all control
Can't you see me slipping away ?
I can only stay if you've the will to keep me here

It is written in the book

Oh so many times since then I've read those words
Just waiting to see you, can you see me ?

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DUCHESS (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
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Times were good
She never thought about the future, she just did as she would
But she really cared
About her music, it all seemed so important then

And she dreamed tha 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
When 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 everytime 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 'bout the future and what people might want

And then there was the time when she performed
When nobody called for more
And soon everytime she stepped into the light
They really let her know the score
But she dreamed of the times when she sang her songs
And everyone 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 

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GUIDE VOCAL (Banks)
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I am the one who guided you this far
All you know and all you feel
Nobody must know my name
For nobody would understand
And you kill what you fear

I call you for I must leave
You're on your own until the end
There was a choice but now it's gone
I said you wouldn't understand
Take what's yours and be damned

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MAN OF OUR TIMES (Rutherford)
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I'm one of many, I speak for the rest but I don't understand
Tonight tonight, oh tonight, tonight
He brings another day another night, another fight
Well there's another day gone and ther's another gone by
He's a man of our times a man of our times
Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright

He's a man of our times, he's a man of our times, ooh, ooh, ooh
And in the beating of your heart there is another beating heart

All at once I can seen what we do
Me into me and you into you
Me into me and you into you
Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright
Everyone is on their feet cos he is out, out on the street
There's another day done and there's another gone by
No more me into me and you into you
Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright

He's a man of our times, he's a man of our times, ooh, ooh, ooh
And in the beating of your heart there is another beating heart

All at once I can see what we do
Me into me and you into you
Me into me and you into you
Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright
Everyone is on thier feet cos he is out, out on the street
There's another day done and there's another gone by
No more me into me and you into you
Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright

Man of our times, he's a man of our times
He's a man of our times, ooh, ooh, ooh
And in the beating of your heart there is another beating heart

Man of our times...

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MISUNDERSTANDING (Collins)
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There must be some misunderstanding
There must be some kind of mistake
I waited in the rain for hours
You were late

Now it's no like me to say the right thing
But you could've called to let me know
I checked your number twice, don't understand it
So I went home

Well I'd been waiting for this weekend
I thought that maybe we could see a show
Never dreamed I'd have this feeling
But seening you is believing
That's why I don't know why
You didn't show up that night

There must be some misunderstanding
There must be some kind of mistake
I was waiting in the rain for hours
You were late

Since then I've been running around trying to find you
I went to the places you always go
I ran your house but got no answer
Jumped in my car, I went round there
I still don't believe it
He was just leaving

There must be some misunderstanding
There must be some kind of mistake
There must be some misunderstanding
There must be some kind of mistake

(There must be a, there must be a) misunderstanding
(Tehre must be a, there must be a) misunderstanding

[repeat and fade]

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HEATHAZE (Banks)
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No cloud, a sleepy calm
Sunbaked earth that's cooled by gentle breeze
And trees with rustling leaves
Only endless days without a care
Nothing must be done

Silent as a day can be
Far-off sounds of others on their chosen run
As they do all these things they feel give life some meaning
Even if their dull

Time to stop this dreaming, must rejoin the real world
As revealed by orange lights and a smokay atmosphere

The trees and I are shaken by the same winds but whereas
"The trees will lose their withered leaves
I just can't seem to let them loose
And they can't refresh me those hot winds of the south
Feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place

Now the light is fading fast
Chances slip away, a time will come to pass
When there'll be none
Then addicted to a perfumed poison
Betrayed by it's aftertaste
We shall lose the wonder and find nothing in return
Many are the substitutes but they're powerless on their own

Beware the fisherman who's casting out his line
Into a dried up river bed
But don't try to tell him 'cos he won't believe you
Throw some bread to the ducks instead, it's easier that way
Feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place

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TURN IT ON AGAIN (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
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All I need is a TV show, that and the radio
Down on my luck again, down on my luck again
I can show you, I can show you some of the people in my life
I can show you, I can show you some of the people in my life
It's driving me mad, just another way of passing the day
I, I get so lonely when she's not there
I ...

You're just another face that I know from the TV show
I hvae known you for so very long I feel you like a friend
Can't you do anything for me, can I touch you for a while
Can I meet you on another day and we can fly away

I can show you, I can show you some of the people in my life
I can show you, I can show you some of the people in my life
It's driving me mad, just another way of passing the day
I, I get so lonely when she's not there
I ...

Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again
Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again} I can see another face
Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again} I can see another face
Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again
[repeat and fade]

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ALONE TONIGHT (Rutherford)
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There's nothing here that I can understand
And no one cares I'm a lonely man
I touch your face and I don't know why
I call your name but you're going by
Now I'm alone again

I have no name for each and every day
Until the year is done and fades away
There's a time in between the two
The old years gone but it's no the new
And I, 
I know that I'll be all
Alone again, alone again tonight oh I'm
Alone again, alone again tonight
Alone again, it seems to me that every time I try to change
Say that you'll say that you'll
Help me reach the other side

When the morning comes the sun is out
And warms me up again
What a funny world it is for me
And al I'll ever be

It's not enough, it's not enough
This feeling I'm feeling inside
Oh I know it I know tonight that I'll be
On my own again, alone again tonight
Oh I'm alone again, and it seems to me that every time I try to change
Say that you'll, say that you'll help me
Help me please cos I know I'm gonna be
On my own again alone again tonight ...

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CUL-DE-SAC (Banks)
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Wake up now, this is the time you've waited for

Far below where shadows festor as you grow
An army thousands strong, obsessed by right and wrong
Sense their time is coming near
So they turn towards the light from their region of the night
Marching on and on
They near the air, it won't be long

You know you're on the way out
It's just a matter of time
You thought you'd rule the world forever
Long live the king, don't spare the loser

AFter all, you're not what you thought you were at all
You're just a natural fact, another cul de sac
On nature's hard unfeeling trail
And all those dreams of old will be stories left untold
Cut off in your prime extinct until the end of time

You know you're on the way out ...

Now the hoste emerges, a shadow starts to fall
Not one knows what hit them, none can see at all
Eve as the end approaches still they're not aware
How can you fight a foe so deadly
Wehn you don't even know it's there?
And now that the job is almost done
Maybe some escape, no, not even one

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PLEASE DON'T ASK (Collins)
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Please don't ask me how I feel, I feel fine
Oh I cry a bit, don't sleep too good, but I'm fine
When can I see you?
When can I touch you?

Again and again I ask myself was I wrong?
Ohbut time's a healer, and heaven knows I've been strogn
Maybe we could try
Maybe we could work this time

Oh I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still
 do
But I can try
I know that the kids are well, you're a mother to the world
But I miss my boiy
I hope he's good as gold

But enough of me, tell me how are you?, you look good
Oh you've lost some weight I can see, your hair looks nice, you look
 good
Maybe we should try, don't say it!  I know why

I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still 
 do
But I can try
I know the kids are well, you're a mother to the world
But I miss my boy
I hope he's good as gold

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DUKE'S TRAVELS (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
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DUKE'S END (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
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BOTH INSTRUEMENTAL


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Tony Banks:  keyboards, backing vocals, 12 string guitar, duck
Mike Rutherford:  basses, guitars, backing vocals
Phil Collins:  drums, vocals, drum machine, duck

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