Poetry in eMotion, Or Just Mildly Free?

30 12 2011

I was recently introduced to Damien Rice. Well, more correctly his music. Though I’m sure he’s a really nice bloke if I ever WAS introduced to him in person. According to the inimitable Wikipedia, he’s Irish by birth, so I’m sure he knows what a proper pint of Guinness looks like too. His music’s not exactly what you’d call jolly, but it’s well crafted and the lyrics are sheer poetry.

Wikipedia: Damien Rice

Wikipedia: Damien Rice

I was particularly drawn to his song “Accidental Babies” on the album “9“.

Even if you don’t like his sound, check out the craftsmanship of his poetry (they’re only a bit rude):

“Accidental Babies” – Damien Rice

Well I held you like a lover
Happy hands and your elbow in the appropriate place
And we ignored our others, happy plans
For that delicate look upon your face
Our bodies moved and hardened
Hurting parts of your garden
With no room for a pardon
In a place where no one knows what we have done

Do you come
Together ever with him?
And is he dark enough?
Enough to see your light?
And do you brush your teeth before you kiss?
Do you miss my smell?
And is he bold enough to take you on?
Do you feel like you belong?
And does he drive you wild?
Or just mildly free?
What about me?

Well you held me like a lover
Sweaty hands
And my foot in the appropriate place
And we use cushions to cover
Happy glands
And the mild issue of our disgrace
Our minds pressed and guarded
While our flesh disregarded
The lack of space for the light-hearted
In the boom that beats our drum

Well I know I make you cry
And I know sometimes you wanna die
But do you really feel alive without me?
If so, be free
If not, leave him for me
Before one of us has accidental babies
For we are in love

Do you come
Together ever with him?
Is he dark enough?
Enough to see your light?
Do you brush your teeth before you kiss?
Do you miss my smell?
And is he bold enough to take you on?
Do you feel like you belong?
And does he drive you wild?
Or just mildly free?

What about me?
What about me?

Oh, and he can play piano too. Just sayin’…

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