Romm Diamonds Blog
March 22nd, 2013
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you splendid songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, soulful songstress Duffy brightens our blog with a live performance of "Serious" from her Grammy-award-winning album, Rockferry.

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In the song, the 28-year-old Welsh star senses that her boyfriend doesn't want a serious relationship. She laments, "I'm a trophy on your arm. You wear me like a charm, yes you do."

The 2008 release of Rockferry brought Duffy instant success and international fame. Despite it being a debut album, Rockferry entered the U.K. Album Chart as number one and went on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide. The critically acclaimed album spawned Duffy's Grammy-nominated international megahit, "Mercy."

Born Aimee Ann Duffy, the artist told a British entertainment web site that she was inspired to pursue soul music after watching Whoopi Goldberg's performance in the movie Sister Act.

See the video of Duffy at the end of this post. The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing along.

"Serious"

Written by Bernard Butler and Aimee Ann Duffy. Performed by Duffy.
I always wanted to see the colors of your destiny I always wanted to know a flower that would grow

I'm a trophy on your arm
You wear me like a charm, yes you do
An accessory that suits
Your new suede boots

I get a feeling deep down inside
Something just ain't right
I get a feeling that tells me I know
Baby you never show

How you really feel for me
Tell me, can we ever be
Serious, serious in love?

A joke on my expense
In front of all your friends, all the time
A game you like to play
Leaves me solo every day

I get a feeling deep down inside
Something just ain't right
I get a feeling that tells me I know
Baby you never show

How you really feel for me
Tell me can we ever be
Serious, serious in love
Serious, serious in love?

I get a feeling deep down inside
That something just ain't right
I get a feeling that tells me I know
Baby you never show

How you really feel for me
Tell me, can we ever be, tell me
Serious, serious in love?