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Riff: Benjamin Gibbard – “Duncan, Where Have You Gone?”

Oct 11, 2012

They’ve raised you the best they possibly could/And still you’ve felt unloved, always misunderstood

from Duncan, Where Have You Gone? lyrics by Benjamin Gibbard

Painkillers and vodka compared to the bright, mariachi-studded “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)” before it, this Former Lives b-side sits right at home thematically, amidst the wreckage of past loves, Gibbard summoning a choir of vocal overdubs to make sure this dude “Duncan” is alright.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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