Damien Rice Lyrics


Damien Rice was born on the outskirts of Dublin in the
early 70's and grew up in Celbridge Co. Kildare. He spent
much of his childhood down by the River Liffey
fishing...hours of catching little left plenty of time for
thinking...

In March 1999 he moved to Tuscany, then travelled around
Europe, busking the streets. He arrived back to Dublin a
year later, with a clear head, loaded with idea's, he
approached his music with a new found freshness and decided
to put some songs down. Borrowing money from those that
would lend it, More...


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Lyrics | Reviewer: Liz
    ------ About the song Rootless Tree performed by Damien Rice

I think everyone has their own interpretation to the song- each interpretation made by means that apply to the things they have gone through or are going through and thus connecting the song to that. Only the writer of the song knows exactly what this song is about, feels what it is about, we can all just make a guess. I personally like the comment: "i say, he feels he has to carry the problems of two people and hes overwelmed with being weighed down by this person, and hes confused as to if that person even loves him since they ruin him so much, and that hurts so much because he loves her so much" because it applies to exactly what I have been through. The true meaning of the lyrics is a guess. Interesting to read what everyone else has to say though :)

    ------ About the song Rootless Tree performed by Damien Rice

My interpretation of the meaning :P

Verse one is about him being annoyed at being thought things.
Verse two is about him and being annoyed at his own judgment.
Chorus is about cutting loose and releasing judgment of one another.
Verse three is about him being scared to let go.
Then you get this part:
"And fuck you, fuck you, I love you
And all we've been through
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothing to you
And if you hate me, hate me, hate me
Then hate me so good that you can let me out
Let me out, let me out, let me out,
Hell when you're around...

Let me out, let me out, let me out...

It's hell when you're around."

Don't know how to shorten the end. My best guess is that he becomes possessed by the spirit of satan by trying to love fear.

    ------ About the song Cold Water performed by Damien Rice

I am absolutely HAUNTED by this song 'COLD,COLD WATER". To MY mind I believe it is a story of suicide and the person committing suicide encounters God who tells him that he is and has always been loved. To my mind this is a statement of an empty, damaged life which has no redemption. However, I feel the suicide, realizes that all he has is the hand of God and he is troubled that God might abandon him ("LORD< CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW") as he has committed this serious act of self deliverance. Anyone agree with me on this?

Sad but true | Reviewer: Mou
    ------ About the song Cheers Darlin' performed by Damien Rice

It is not about falling in love or get drunk, it is about the feelings and how much you can feel hurt when someone take your "lovely girl" away from you!!! you just need a rocket to shoot him out this planete or just listening to Damien rice

grey mood | Reviewer: Roxana
    ------ About the song Grey Room performed by Damien Rice

For me this is about depresion, I totally feel identify by "Well I've been here before
Sat on a floor in a grey grey mood
Where I stay up all night
And all that I write is a grey grey tune"

When you're depress you only want to lay on your bed and stare at some point of the room but you're not actually looking, you're just blaming yourself and thinking that everything it's your fault, it's hard to get up and smile but you do it anyways 'cuz you've get used to it every time you were upset.

another perspective | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Nine Crimes performed by Damien Rice

in reading through the interpretations i was shocked to find mine was one of a kind not shared with others.

i feel like the song is obvious in its writing about the act of cheating on your partner.

the line:
Give my gun away when it's loaded
If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it

is talking about the potential harm and pain he could cause to his partner as represented metaphorically through a gun. however in telling her of what he is doing he is giving away this gun so that the pain and hurt may be fired at him for he no hee deserved it and unless he receives some kind of punishment ( in the sence of her shooting it) how then can he live with it. he is repeatedly asking is that alright with you as he apologies for what he has done. however the end comment of course is no.

meaning of volcano/blowers daughter | Reviewer: justabigfan
    ------ About the song Volcano performed by Damien Rice

Evident ally Damien used to work at a call center selling mortgages/ home loans. He met a girl, the daughter of the man he was calling for. He became intrigued and despite his job's policy, he continued to call for about a month to speak with her...often talking for over an hour. One day, the calls stopped. Damien obtained their address, went to their house, hiding in a hedge...n there she was...the same beautiful voice, in a school uniform. She was too young...

Aditya | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Professor & La Fille Danse performed by Damien Rice

Damien rice has written the best of the lyrics in the world ,no one else can think like him ..............this is my favourite song because it got best lyrics of all (according to me)...
wish i could think that deep :)

Blower's daughter sung by choit | Reviewer: martie du toit
    ------ About the song The Blower's Daughter performed by Damien Rice

I watched a Covert Affairs episode where this song was sung by a choir. My only brother passed away and his funeral was yesterday. Te words of this song is so beautiful it makes me cry all over again not only for the loss of my brother but for all the unhappy times in my life and the lifes of my daughters AND MY BROTHER who I miss so terribly. Please if anybody can tell me who is the choir that sang this beautiful song I wll appreciate it

saying I love you is saying goodbye. | Reviewer: mkc
    ------ About the song Cannonball performed by Damien Rice

Damien has the way to say just what goes on every day.
I told her I loved and never heard from her again. That
happened more than once but what is so sad is, I was told
I was loved and never called her again.
How easy is it to
recycle broken hearts. In a song, Not easy.


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