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Duke Special — Portrait
Album: Songs From the Deep Forest
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Total ratings: 59









Released: 2006
Length: 3:02
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Paint my picture if you must,
Please remember to be kind.
'Cause darling, your broken heart was never on my mind.

Paint me with a building heart
Like some cruel valentine
But darling, your broken heart was never on my mind.

And when you feel the clash, and you don't want me around,
Could you endure the rasp as kisses filled with fibreglass rain down

Heavy as a hummingbird
But more difficult to find
Well darling, your broken heart was never on my mind.

Clumsy as a ragtime clown
Or a dancing Frankenstein
Well darling, your broken heart was never on my mind

So pull this canvas down beneath that angry moon
As you endure the sound of one more singer singing out of tune.
Out of tune.

So paint my picture, well, if you must
Not forgetting to be kind
Cause darling, your broken heart was never on my mind
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If you get the chance to see Peter (Duke Special) live, grab it*. Doubters will be converted, believe me.

*if you can get a ticket, shows have been selling out. The man is a force.

There's a full band show video here from 2007, free of charge.

https://www.fabchannel.com/duke_special_concert


{#Boohoo}{#Bananapiano} Never heard before! Thanx as always RP!

 zaknafein wrote:
Sounds like Badly Drawn Boy.
 

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing (and that's not a bad thing at all)
Da*m. I have the same tie. Guess I'll have to donate it.

 
Bakaretsu wrote:

By looks he could live in Burlington and no one would give him a second glance......this is tame compared to what we have here. And yes before you ask we do have the goths and the 12" spiked red hair crowd.....

 

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Remind me what year this is again?
 
 


 manbirdexperiment wrote:
{stupid bitmap excised}
 

You've used this stupid image enough times, already. Give us a feckin' break and quit it, or at least find a different image.


One word:  Campy.
I hate campy.
 80poundsOfFury wrote:
Is this song really that bad?
com'on we've all heard worse.

give it a 6.

 
 
Nope.
Is this song really that bad?
com'on we've all heard worse.

give it a 6.

 

Keep it up, Bill. Let them comment.


Somebody please make the clarinet go away!
What the F is this? Like Willie Nelson without the brilliant songwriting skills.

Actually more like Willie with a lobotomy....... 
Brought to mind Steve Hackett (style)
Is that a clarinet I hear?! {#Jump}
This is an "Ok once, maybe twice" song, but after that any novelty the sound has will be gone...and then{#Puke}
Nice.  I like the sound on this one.  Not over produced.  Simple.
Well, I think it's kind of cute, in a good way. Not great, but pleasant.
 wrangler wrote:
this has a bit of a decemberists feel.  though much less clever
 

Yeah, I hear some Colin Meloy / Decemberists in this, also.
Sounds like Badly Drawn Boy.
this has a bit of a decemberists feel.  though much less clever
I find it irritating that he drops in and out of his Northern Ireland accent, one or other would be less tiresome

Man, this sucks! {#Drunk}
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Remind me what year this is again?
 

i think i just threw up a little bit.


Remind me what year this is again?
Oh-boy, a Neil Sedaka soundalike on RP! Then again, I'm reminded on Tiny Tim.... Either way, I don't need to hear this ever again.
 Excelsior wrote:
I had it rated a 3 but after seeing the picture of this loser, I have to drop it to a 1 on principle.
 
excelsior, you truly are a tool.

I had it rated a 3 but after seeing the picture of this loser, I have to drop it to a 1 on principle.
 meurglys3 wrote:
I like it.

duke at the piano
 
"Looks like the long-lost love child of Boy George and Elton John there at the piano."

—BillG

I like it.

duke at the piano