Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

27 January 2007

Song for Today

This is from Damien Rice's new album, which is called 9. The song is called "Accidental Babies". It's totally lyric-driven, and I don't think I've heard such audacious lyrics in a song in a long time.

I held you like a lover
Happy hands
Elbow in the appropriate place

And we ignored our others
Happy plans
The delicate look upon your face

Our bodies moved and hardened
Hurting parts of your garden
With no room for 'apart'
In a place where no one knows what we have done

Do you cum
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?
Is he bold enough to take you on?
Do you feel like you belong?
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

We used 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 lighthearted in the boom that beats our drum

And I know I make you cry
And I know sometimes you want to die
But do you really feel life 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 cum
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?
Does he drive you wild
Or just mildly free?
What about me?
What about me?