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Damien Rice – The Blower's Daughter lyrics

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 of you
I can't take my eyes off of you
I can't take my eyes off of you
I can't take my eyes off of 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 of you
I can't take my eyes off of you
I can't take my eyes off of you
I can't take my eyes off of 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 of you...
I can't take my mind off of you
I can't take my mind off of you
I can't take my mind off of you
I can't take my mind...
My mind... My mind...
'Til I find somebody new



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    Like many great songwriters, Damien Rice was part of the proletariat before he earned a living in music. Growing up in Kildare County, Ireland, he found himself working at a call center in the late '90s. His job was to cold call households and try to sell them products like insurance and mortgages. As anyone who has engaged a telemarketer in conversation is aware, this is a miserable job and one that requires a bit of mental dissociation. On one of Rice's calls, a woman answered the phone and began such a dialogue.

    As Rice told the story when he would introduce the song at concerts, he enjoyed speaking to this lady and became smitten. They spoke for about an hour that day, not about financial products but about their hopes and dreams, developing quite a rapport by the end of the talk. For months, Rice "followed the lead" by calling her during his shifts, where they would continue their increasingly intimate chats.

    Then one day she stopped answering. In these days before the proliferation of the internet, tracking down an unrequited love was more complicated than a Google search, but Rice was determined to find this woman. From his call list, he determined the address associated with the phone number, and he hopped a bus to the residence. He hid in the bushes until the woman emerged, and when she did, she was on her way to school - the woman was just a girl, maybe 16 years old.

    Crestfallen, Rice realized that when he had called, she was on summer vacation, and she stopped answering when it was time to return to school. She had been using him for entertainment, and Rice was devastated. "The Blower's Daughter" was the song he wrote about the incident.
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    Happinessthinker
    Life often gives us lemons. Life often gives us roses. But more importantly, life gives us memories. Memories are the one wonderful thing that no one can take away. If we stop to think back to one of those wonderful moments of young love we make them real again, they come to life. And so it is. This true story of life and love.
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    beccix
    I think that this song is abot a man/boy who is madly and deeply in love (wich explains th I can't take my ees off you)but the woma/girl he is in love with does not feal the same about him(wich explains the did I say that I loathe you) but he can't spot thinking about her (i can't take my mind off you) bu since shedoesnt feel the same he is lest just to think of her until h meats another but on the end of the song it say until I find another but it doesn't say that on these lyrics =D xobyeox.
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  • KuhlGirl86
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    KuhlGirl86
    No its about him being a phone telemarketer and talking to a girl (whom he didn't know was in hs at the time). A "blower" is an old Brit term for phone.
    So when he went to find this mystery woman he saw a teenager hence "The Blower's Daughter". The girl I spoke to on the phones daughter. He was a telemarketer who fell for the voice of a girl who's age he was unaware. It isn't about sex or anything sexual. Just embarrassed for the love he thought he had possessed for this Child.
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    Bahareman
    Long time ago, I can say about 9 years before, a boy (17) fell in love with me (19) who was 2 years younger than me. I rejected him several times until he went to another country. 2 months before he came back and we met after 3 years of being apart and I fell in love with him in the first sight. He was not a the naive boy I used to know, but a man. A real one. Now, he has to go back and. This song was send to me by him., He gave me the purest feelings and love I have ever felt, in other words " enough love to holding on".
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