12/4/11

Sunday Downloads - Rootless Tree

Damien Rice is...well, I'm not sure how to describe him.  He's earthy, passionate, artistic, intense, and sometimes just plain weird.  And I love him.  Quite a few years back (2003) he came out with his album O.  I was listening to commercial music at the time and didn't quite...appreciate his style.  (Apparently I'm quite fond of quite.)  Last year, I discovered 9 Crimes off his 2006 album 9.  I fell hard for this song.  The video is where I form my weird opinion but I do see the art in his video but man, it's creepy.  (See here.)

I didn't download any of the other songs because sometimes I love love love his music and the lyrics and other times I'm just not feeling it.  Well this next song I want to introduce to you, I feel too much.  Or felt, because my 16yo inner self relates.

Have you ever been in a one sided relationship?  Where you were so in love and infatuated with someone but they didn't reciprocate back?
You realized it.  So did he.
Fought about it.
And by god, you tried to break up with him. You did.
But then a few days later, he'd call.  Flirt at that party with you.  Stop by after school.  The next thing you knew, you were sucked back in.  Believing this time he really does love you. He really will try.
But he doesn't love you.
You know it.
He just doesn't want to be lonely.
And you are really good for his ego.

And you LET him do this to you...again.

For every person this has happened to, there is a breaking point.  The point were you can't do it anymore.  And it weighs on you, like a Rootless Tree.  You don't have the strength to leave, so you beg the person to let you go.
***WARNING: Explicit Language***


Lyrics Rootless Tree by Damien Rice:

what i want from you
is empty your head
they say be true,
don't stain your bed
we do what we need to be free
and it leans on me
like a rootless tree 
what i want from us
is empty our minds
we fake a fuss
and fracture the times
we go blind
when we've needed to see
and this leans on me
like a rootless... 
so fuck you
and all we've been through
i said leave it
it's nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out of this hell when you're around 

what i want from this
is learn to let go
no not of you
of all that's been told
killers reinvent and believe
and this leans on me
like a rootless... 
so fuck you
and all we've been through
i said leave it
it's nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out of this hell when you're around
let me out...
and fuck you, fuck you, i love you
and all we've been through
i said leave it
it's nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out...
it's hell when you're around

3 comments :

  1. Did I mention the relationship with the golf pro? Now, these are lyrics that belong on a pillow.

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  2. Okay, I'm late to the party, as usual, but I love this song! Lyrics really resonate!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. : )

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  3. Leslie - Every one has that one person they knew were not good for them but couldn't seem to get away from. Lyrics on a pillow, you crack me up.

    Ara - They DO resonate, for sure. Not something you can rock out to in front of the kiddos but good stuff.

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