Damien Rice Cross-Eyed Bear

I broke your doll

It’s cross-eyed, that’s all

I wanted to help it see straight

Half broken moon, sooner than soon

I was up on your wall, smaller than small

In a half painted frame, wood wooden stain

I hope that reminds you of the part you couldn’t change in me

If you push me, I fall

If you pull me, I drown

If you’re gonna be nailing me down

I won’t rise again

I scratched your car

Where a bird left a stain

I wanted to help you see straight

Half broken moon, sooner than soon

I was up on your wall, smaller than small

In a half painted frame, with a wood wooden stain

I hope that reminds you of the part you couldn’t change in me

If you push me, I fall

If you pull me, I drown

If you’re gonna be nailing me down

I won’t rise again

I won’t rise again

I’m not God, I’m not God

Well I’m not God, I’m not God

I might love you, but I’m not God

Damien Rice Trusty And True

We’ve wanted to be trusty and true

But feathers fell from our wings

And we’ve wanted to be worthy of you

But weather rained on our dreams

And we can’t take back

What is done, what is past

So fellas, lay down your fears

‘Cause we can’t take back

What is done, what is past

So let us start from here…

‘Cause we never wanted to be lusty or lewd

Nor tethered to prudish strings

And we never wanted to be jealously tuned

Nor withered into ugly things

But we can’t take back

What is done, what is past

So fellas, lay down your spears

‘Cause we can’t take back

What is done, what is past

So let us start from here…

And if all that you are

Is not all you desire,

Then, come…

Come, let yourself be wrong

Come, it’s already begun

Come, come alone

Come with fear, come with love

Come however you are

Just come, come alone

Come with friends, come with foes

Come however you are

Just come, come alone

Come with me, then let go

Come however you are

Just come, come alone

Come so carefully closed

Come however you are

Just come…

Come, come along

Come with sorrows and songs

Come however you are

Just come, come along

Come, let yourself be wrong

Come however you are

Just come…

Damien Rice Hypnosis

When you know who you are,

And can see through your veils,

Your old fears become wind in your sails,

Then your heart heat unfurled,

From the hypnosis of your world,

When you know who you are,

The darkness the light, love loves it all,

Cause love has no fight, what has passed is a dream,

What is not here is not what it seems,

So pull yourself together now,

So pull yourself together now,

When you know who you are and have nothing to hide,

Loves at your feet and the hands at your side,

When yours ears are your words,

The silence can always be heard,

When you know who you are,

You can’t help but let go,

You know no ones right,

You know you don’t know,

The paradox becomes less absurd,

As your hypnosis unwhirls,

So pull yourself together now,

So pull yourself together now,

What’s the matter with,

What’s the matter with,

What’s the matter with you,

Did it crush, did it shatter? did it break or scatter?

Did it tear your little heart in two?

What’s done is over,

Yeah if you want something new,

Just pull yourself together now,

Just pull yourself together now,

Just pull yourself together now,

Just pull yourself together now,

All I have is all I need, and all I need is here now

Damien Rice Greatest Bastard

I made you laugh, I made you cry

I made you open up your eyes

Didn’t I?

I helped you open out your wings,

your legs, and many other things

Didn’t I?

Am I the greatest bastard that you know?

The only one who let you go?

The one you hurt so much you cannot bear?

Well we were good, when we were good

When we were not misunderstood

You helped me love, you helped me live

You helped me learn how to forgive

Didn’t you?

I wish that I could say the same

But when you left, you left the blame

Didn’t you?

Am I the greatest bastard that you met?

The only one you can’t forget?

Am I the one your truth’s been waiting for?

Or am I just dreaming once again?

Some dreams are better when they end

Some make it, mistake it

Some force and some will fake it

I never meant to let you down

Some fret it, forget it

Some ruin and some regret it

I never meant to let you down

We learn to wag and tuck our tails

We learn to win and then to fail

Didn’t we?

We learn that lovers love to sing

And that losers love to cling

Didn’t we?

Am I the greatest bastard that you know?

When will we learn to let this go?

We fought so much, we’ve broken all the charm

But letting go is not the same

As pushing someone else away

So please don’t let on

You don’t know me

Please don’t let on

I’m not here

Please don’t let on

You don’t love me

‘Cause I know you do

I know

That some make it, mistake it

Some force and some will fake it

I never meant to let you down

Some fret it, forget it

Some ruin and some regret it

I never meant to let you down

I never meant to let you

I never meant to let you down

I never meant

Damien Rice Elephant

This has got to die

This has got to stop

This has got to lie down

Someone else on top

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

It’s easier to touch

And when you think you’ve sinned

Do you fall upon your knees?

And do 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’m 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

This has got to stop

This has got to lie down, down

With someone else on top

You can both keep me pinned

‘Cause it’s easier to tease

But you can’t make me happy

Quite as good as me

Well you know that’s a lie

Damien Rice I Don’t Want To Change You

Wherever you are

Well, know that I adore you

No matter how far

Well, I can go before you

And if ever you need someone

Well, not that you need helping

But if ever you want someone

I know that I am willing

Oh, and I don’t want to change you

I don’t want to change you,

I don’t want to change your mind

I just came across a manger

Out among the danger

Somewhere in a stranger’s eye

Wherever you go

Well, I can always follow

I can feed this real slow

If it’s a lot to swallow

And if you just want to be alone

Well, I can wait without waiting

If you want me to let this go

Well, I am more than willing

Oh, ’cause I don’t want to change you

I don’t want to change you,

I don’t want to change your mind

I just came across a manger

Out among the danger

Somewhere in a stranger’s eye

Oh, and I don’t want to change you

I don’t want to change you,

I don’t want to change your mind

I just came across a manger

Out among the danger

Somewhere in a stranger’s eye

I’ve never been with anyone

In the way I’ve been with you

But if love is not for fun,

Then it’s doomed, ’cause

Water races,

Water races down the waterfall,

The water races,

Water races down the waterfall

And I don’t want to change you

I don’t want to change you,

I don’t want to change your mind

I just came across a manger

Where there is no danger

Where love has eyes and is not blind

Damien Rice Lonelily

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But a lonelily landed my waltz in her hands

In a way I felt you were leaving me

I was sure I wouldn’t find you at home

And you let me down

Could have knocked off the evening

But you lonelily let him push under your bone

You let me down

It’s no use deceiving

Neither of us wanna be alone

You’re coming home [x4]

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But I was lonelily looking for someone to hold

In a way I lost all I believed in

And I never found myself so low

And you let me down

You could’ve called if you’d needed

But you lonelily got yourself locked instead

And you let me down

It’s one thing being cheated

But you took him all the way through your bed

And now you’re coming home

And I’m trying to forgive

You’re coming home

And I’m trying to forget

You’re coming

And I’m trying to move on

You’re coming home

And you haven’t called yet

You’re coming home

And I’m trying to forgive

You’re coming home

I’m just trying to forget

You’re coming

I’m trying to move on

You’re coming home

But you haven’t called

You’re coming home

You’re coming home [x4]

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But I lonelily loomed her into my bone

You let me down

There’s no use deceiving

Neither of us wanna be alone

Damien Rice It Takes A Lot To Know A Man

It takes a lot to know a man

It takes a lot to understand

The warrior, the sage

The little boy enraged

It takes a lot to know a woman

A lot to understand what’s humming

The honeybee, the sting

The little girl with wings

It takes a lot to give, to ask for help

To be yourself, to know and love what you live with

It takes a lot to breathe, to touch, to feel

The slow reveal of what another body needs

It takes a lot to know a man

A lot to know, to understand

The father and the son

The hunter and the gun

It takes a lot know a woman

A lot to comprehend what’s coming

The mother and the child

The muse and the beguiled

It takes a lot to give, to ask for help

To be yourself, to know and love what you live with

It takes a lot to breathe, to touch, to feel

The slow reveal of what another body needs

It takes a lot to give, to ask for help

To be yourself, to know and love what you live with

It takes a lot to breathe, to touch, to feel

The slow reveal of what another body needs

It takes a lot to live, to ask for help

To be yourself, to know and love what you live with

It takes a lot to breathe, to touch, to feel

The slow reveal of what another body needs

What are you so afraid to lose?

What is it you’re thinking that will happen if you do?

What are you so afraid to lose?

(You wrote me to tell me you’re nervous and you’re sorry)

What is it you’re thinking that will happen if you do?

(Crying like a baby saying “this thing is killing me”)

What are you so afraid to lose?

(You wrote me to tell me you’re nervous and you’re sorry)

What is it you’re thinking that will happen if you do?

(Crying like a baby saying “this thing is killing me”)

You wrote me to tell me you’re nervous and you’re sorry

Crying like a baby saying “this thing is killing me”

Damien Rice Colour Me In

I tried to repress it

Then I carried its crown

I reached out to undress it

And love let me down

Love let me down…

So I tried to erase it

But the ink bled right through

Almost drove myself crazy

When these words led to you

And all these useless dreams of living alone

Like a dogless bone…

So come let me love you

Come let me love you

And then… colour me in

Well I tried to control it

And cover it up

I reached out to console it

It was never enough

Never enough…

So I tried to forget it

That was all part of the show

Told myself I’d regret it

But what do I know

About all these useless dreams of living alone

Like a dogless bone…

So come let me love you

Come let me love you

And then… colour me in

Come let me love you

Come let me take this through the end

Of all these useless dreams of living

In all these useless dreams

All these useless dreams of living

In all these old noes

Come let me love you

Come let me love you

Come let me love you

Come let me…

Damien Rice Lonely Soldier

Lonely soldier go home

Lonely, but never alone

Good eyes see nothing to shoot

Good feet feel good given up good boots

Ask your father how do ya fall

Like a leave sitting on the ground

Good for nothing except kicking around

She died with her hand stretched out

She died with a hungry mouth

She died with a mind full of doubt

(And a pulse of weakening)

So may river never dry

May your mouth never lie

May you be satisfied to never know why

Sometimes, someone just wants to die

Where’d you get those cuts in your hand

I thought I told ’bout playing in the sand

There’s always someone carelessly class

There’s always questions no one asks

She died with her hand stretched out

She died with a hungry mouth

She died with a mind full of doubt

(And a pulse of weakening)

May river never dry

May your mouth never lie

May you be satisfied to never know why

Sometimes, someone just wants to die

Lonely soldier go home

Lonely, but never alone

Good eyes see nothing to shoot

Good feet feel good given up good boots