Monday, October 15, 2007

The Rat Within the Grain

By: Damien Rice

This would not have happened
If I hadn’t missed my plane
I would've been there when they told you
I’m the Rat within the grain

Within this big misunderstanding now
and I’m being misunderstood
I'm thinking someone's trying to fuck with me
And set fire to my wood

I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
That You'd be drowned within my sea
I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

It’s a stupid situation now
Where everything goes wrong
If you can't tell if I’m lying
Then you do not belong

In my bed
Go rest your head
Upon the bones of a bigger man
He can cover you with rock wool
And you can close up like a clam

Because I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
You'd be drowned within my sea

I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

So go play with your piano
And write a mediocre song
About the shell of mediocrity
And pretend there’s nothing wrong

I never thought
You where a chicken shit
I never thought of you at all
Until you ask me to be part of it
And now you're showing me a wall

I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
You be drowned within my sea
I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

La la la la ……………

In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

---Much of what I would say to my three great unrequited loves, adding only that I wished them well and would never have asked anything of them at all. Make your life into your love, I would say, and I will have sacrificed the utterness of my being to ensure your freedom.  It is only in love that selflessness becomes selfish, incresing its measure and authority with every bit of itself which is whittled away.
    On another note, happier and with greater detail to come. I officially become a Quaker on Sunday this. (Which, if thou do not know is 21st of the Tenth Month in Quaker speak.)

1 Comments:

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