Kris Kristofferson - Duvalier's Dream 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.
Prefering perfect strangers to the company of friends
Because strangers are so easily forgotten.

[CHORUS:]
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.

[CHORUS:]
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.





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  1. Brandon Joncas

    Always enjoyed jammin this one late in the evening or with a joint. One of the best chill out dudes, Kris Kristofferson

  2. Nogals

    beautiful underrated song

  3. Vic Judar

    Since I was 14. 62 today. Children love Kristofferson as well

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Jim O Flaherty

    kris is the greatest songwriter

  8. David Winter

    The recording on the Silver tounged devil album was better.

    alan smith

    This song is not on Silver Tongued Devil

  9. 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.

  10. condonmc

    all of us and only one....

  11. MrMakaveli76

    every song from his first four albums is just stunning

  12. Gavin Mutch

    Best song writer for me, bar none.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. sukiaki deni

    i love Kris Kristofferson his sounds are paramount.

  16. Gombak Hillbillies

    Brilliant song! Love Kris!