Music Discussion: Rootless Tree by Damien Rice

The original plan was to post one song per day, but it’s looking like Friday could be goofy for many in light of it being good, and all. I’m going to go ahead with the third song right now, but don’t forget about the other two. All the songs can be accessed easily from the main music discussion page. This song was selected by Claudia. Here we go!

Damien Rice: Rootless Tree
what i want from you
is empty your head
they say be true,
don’t stain your bed
we do what we need to be free
and it leans on me
like a rootless tree
what i want from us
is empty our minds
we fake a fuss
and fracture the times
we go blind
when we’ve needed to see
and this leans on me
like a rootless…
so f*** you
and all we’ve been through
i said leave it
it’s nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out of this hell when you’re around
what i want from this
is learn to let go
no not of you
of all that’s been told
killers reinvent and believe
and this leans on me
like a rootless…
so f*** you
and all we’ve been through
i said leave it
it’s nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out of this hell when you’re around
let me out…
and f*** you, f*** you, i love you
and all we’ve been through
i said leave it
it’s nothing to you
and if you hate me
then hate me so good that you can let me out
let me out…
it’s hell when you’re around

Music Discussion: Wayfaring Stranger by Neko Case

Today’s pick for the music discussion comes from Kate. Feel free to continue the discussion on other songs as we begin new song threads.

Neko Case: Wayfaring Stranger
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
A-traveling thru this world below
But there’s no sickness, toil, or danger
In that bright land to which I go
I’m going there to see my Father
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m just a-going over Jordan
I’m just a-going over home
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
A-traveling thru this world below
But there’s no sickness, toil, or danger
In that bright land to which I go
I’m going there to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
I’m just a-going over Jordan
I’m just a-going over home
I’m just a-going over home
I’m just a-going over home