Duvalier's Dream
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Duvalier was a bitter man who cursed the morning sun
That brought a new betrayal every day.
He shunned the world of mortals and the sound of human tongues
And blessed the night that chased their sight away.
A disillusioned dreamer who would never love again
Who'd tried of it and found that it was rotten.
Preferring perfect strangers to the company of friends
Because strangers are so easily forgotten.

Oh, it's hard to keep believing when you know you've been deceived.
To face a lie and dare to try again, but there's nothing like a woman
With a spell of make believe to make a new believer of a man.
Duvalier took the fickle turns of fortune in his stride

Expecting next to nothing out of life.
Till fortune found a girl who fanned a flame he thought had died
Whose burning beauty cut him like a knife.
She touched him through the senses that his mind could not control.
Then smiling stepped aside and watched him fall.
Betrayed by his own body and the hunger in his soul
Duvalier was a dreamer after all.

Oh, it's hard to keep believing when you know you've been deceived.
To face a lie and dare to try again, but there's nothing like a woman
With a spell of make believe to make a new believer of a man.
Duvalier took the fickle turns of fortune in his stride

Oh, it's hard to keep believing when you know you've been deceived.
To face a lie and dare to try again, but there's nothing like a woman
With a spell of make believe to make a new believer of a man.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Comments from YouTube:

Paul Hall

This album is pure gold: song writing at the highest possible level. Casey's Last Ride would bring tears to the eyes of a statue.

MrMakaveli76

every song from his first four albums is just stunning

Vulgrim Legion

My Dad used to listen to this song, and I thought his taste in music was pretty good. I'm in my thirties now, and I find myself listening to it-- how odd a turn of action.

Shirley Ford

I feel so empty when I hear this and still I keep coming back.

Shirley Ford

This man did what most people have never been able to do. He made me feel.

Shirley Ford

His songs around this time left me empty. That's not a bad thing. Sometimes we need to empty out. Otherwise we wouldn't ever have enough room for taking inventory. Kris has always been one for making a body feel the need for taking inventory of the soul.
Thanks K.K.

WolfgangHolzmann

Been working down in cargo tanks on a rig all night singing this old number at the top of my lungs. Long live Kris.

Gavin Mutch

Best song writer for me, bar none.

sukiaki deni

i love Kris Kristofferson his sounds are paramount.

kim HINES

God he was a great songwriter & poet. I appreciate you for posting this, I used to have it on vinyl. God I'm old

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