Song of the Day #4,152: ‘Delayed Devotion’ – Duffy

Here’s a Random Weekend selection from the “Whatever Happened To…” file.

The Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy released her celebrated debut album, Rockferry, in 2008, with her throwback style prompting comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Dusty Springfield. The album won a Grammy for Best Pop Album and sold more copies than any other record in the UK that year (it was fourth worldwide).

Her follow-up release, 2010’s Endlessly, received a lukewarm critical response and didn’t sell nearly as well. Then… crickets.

Duffy acted in a few film projects and provided a soundtrack tune for one, but otherwise she has remained completely silent. In 2017, she posted on Instagram that she was working on new material, but nothing has emerged and that IG account has since been scrubbed.

Duffy, if you’re out there, why not leave a comment letting us know where you are and when we’ll hear from you again?

[Verse 1]
It seems you wanna give me
Oh, a lifetime of security
Down on your dying knees
I watch you beg, I watch you plead
But your words come much too late
My love for you has turned to hate
‘Cause you’ve taken too much time
To show me that you’re mine

[Chorus]
When I drop you, boy
You’ll need another toy
One that won’t stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You’ll need another town
Where somebody’s gonna talk to you
You just let me wait
Now it’s too late
For your delayed, delayed devotion

[Verse 2]
You try to convince me
Oh, about the possibilities
But I know that all your poetry
Just comes from insecurity
‘Cause your actions speak nothing no more
When it’s what I’ve been waiting for
‘Cause you’ve taken too much time
To show me that you’re mine

[Chorus]
When I drop you, boy
You’ll need another toy
One that won’t stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You’ll need another town
Where somebody’s gonna talk to you
‘Cause you just let me wait
Now it’s too late
For your delayed devotion

[Bridge]
You played me for a fool for too long
Blinded by your lies I never saw your wrong
I’m no longer under your spell
Hear it in a song: You can go to Hell!

[Chorus]
When I drop you, boy
You’ll need another toy
One that won’t stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You’ll need another town
Where somebody’s gonna talk to you
You just let me wait
And now it’s too late
For your delayed, delayed devotion

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,152: ‘Delayed Devotion’ – Duffy

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Very odd. In this day and age, I’m surprised there isn’t some type of reporting as to what’s going on with her.

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    I could listen to that song indefinitely…
    Love it!

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