One of Nick’s influences on me, which I get when I go over to their house to hang out and while away time, or to get adopted for a day or a night or, as it used to be when Ryan was out of the country and before I had the dog or even the baby, for a week.

This song was also on the soundtrack of the film Closer with Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen. A film I absolutely love. I think I probably watched that movie five times. (Or maybe I should make it six times in a little bit…) Perhaps one of the reasons, aside from having Natalie Portman in it, is because it is based on a play. I kept thinking while watching the film, this could have been a wonderful play.. this looks so much like a play… etc. etc.. and when I looked it up, and so it was. Plays are just so fun!

Damien Rice’s albums O and 9 were probably playing on loop on my play list the entire year of 2007 and half of 2008. The Blower’s Daughter has been playing in my head again because I was in some form of conversation with a friend a few nights back and the phrase, “And so it is…” kept playing in my head.

I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Irish bands/musicians and Irish music (and perhaps even British). Haha. That dates back to high school with The Corrs’s first album, Forgiven not Forgotten, still my favorite The Corrs album to this day.


“The Blowers Daughter”

And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind…
My mind…my mind…
‘Til I find somebody new

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“9 Crimes”
(feat. Lisa Hannigan)

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It’s the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It’s the wrong time
For somebody new
It’s a small crime
And I’ve got no excuse

Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright?
If u don’t shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright
With you?

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It’s the wrong kind of place
To be cheating on you
It’s the wrong time
She’s pulling me through
It’s a small crime
And I’ve got no excuse

Is that alright?
I give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright?
If you dont shoot it, how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
I give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright?
I give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright?
If you don’t shoot it, how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
If I give my gun away when it’s loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?
Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?

No…

I actually first saw this video at Nick’s place. I love, love, love this video. I remember that the first thing I did when I used to come over at Nick’s, after asking for brewed coffee of course, was to play this video and which was almost always followed by playing Jewel’s live acoustic video of Who Will Save Your Soul.. and sometimes followed by Maria Mena’s songs, if not Jeff Buckley. Hahaha.

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