Mar 15

Sunday Night Music Club #3

Category: Music Club

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Elephant – Damien Rice

Damien Rice will change your life. There. I’ve said it.

You think you’ve heard emotion in songs before, you’ve think you’ve heard┬á‘love’ songs sung from every perspective, but you ain’t heard nothing til you’ve heard Damien Rice. His still remains the only concert where I’ve welled up. The pain in his face as he sings every song, like he’s re-living every shitty relationship he’s ever had, would be hard to watch if it wasn’t so enthralling.

This particular song is an early version of a song that appeared on the ‘9’ album, called ‘Elephant’. The MP3 was titled ‘The Blower’s Daughter Pt2′, and other than that, I don’t know much else about it. It’s live, but I don’t know where or when (apart from the fact I obtained it long before ‘9’ came out). It’s like being stroked with a feather, punched in the face, and then stroked with a feather again. But you’re much more wary of the feather the second time round. Just makes you realise the power of song, when you let out the breath you’ve been holding for the last five minutes.

Enjoy

Elephant – Damien Rice

Well this has got to die
I said, this has got to stop
This has got to lie down
With someone else on top

Well, you can keep me pinned
It’s easier to tease
But you can’t paint an elephant
Quite as good as she

And she may cry like a baby
And she may drive me Crazy
‘Cause I am lately lonely

So why’d you have to lie?
I take it I’m your crutch
The pillow in your pillow case
Is easier to touch

And when you think you’ve sinned
Do you fall upon your knees?
Or d’you sit within your picture?
Do you still forget the breeze?

And she may rise, if I sing you down
And she may wisely cling to the ground
Cause I am lately, horny
So why would she take me horny?

What’s the point of this song? Or even singing?
You’ve already gone, why am I clinging?
Well I could throw it out, and I could live without
And I could do it all for you
I could be strong
Tell me if you want me to lie
‘Cause this has got to die

I said, this has got to stop
This has got to lie down, down
With someone else on top

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