Song of the Day #3,082: ‘Rockferry’ – Duffy

duffyNow here’s a blast from the past. In 2008, Duffy rode the Amy Winehouse retro pop wave to a hit record, ‘Mercy,’ from her debut album, Rockferry.

She was never heard from again!

That’s not exactly true. She released a sophomore album, Endlessly, two years later and was met with shrugs from critics and record buyers alike. Then nothing.

According to Wikipedia, she has taken some acting roles in recent years and contributed songs to the soundtracks of those films. Nothing I’ve heard of, though.

In some alternate universe, Duffy and Adele have switched places.

I’d move to Rockferry tomorrow
And I’d build my house, baby, with sorrow
I’ll leave my shadow to fall behind
And I wouldn’t write to you ’cause I’m not that kind

The midnight trains are boarding all reprobates
I pick my load and I fill my truck before it’s too late
I leave the stars to judge my every move
I’m not going to think of you or I’ll get the blues

There’s no sleep on the journey away from town
A bag of songs and a heavy heart won’t make me down
I’ll give it all my strength and my might
I’ll make this decision, win all the fights

I’ll move to Rockferry tomorrow
And I’ll build my house, baby, with sorrow
I’ll leave my shadow to fall behind
And I wouldn’t write to you ’cause I’m not that kind

Not that kind, Rockferry
Not that kind, Rockferry

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,082: ‘Rockferry’ – Duffy

  1. Dana says:

    Good song. Who knows? Maybe she will re-emerge someday.

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