Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Damien Rice - The Greatest Bastard

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


Damien Rice - The Greatest Bastard (2014)

Oh Damien! This "not-very-radio-friendly" track has been blasting from my motor all week. It features on his latest release, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.  The album was produced by Damien & Rick Rubin and it ticks all the boxes. It's touching, catchy, bitter and got me thinking about my past.  The Greatest Bastard is similar to Ryan Adams Come Pick Me Up, you have to have the colourful language in it for it to really get the message across. I would have loved to have heard his record label say, "Damien, I love the song, but could you change the title?".  Mr Rice, I salute you.


I made you laugh, I made you cry
I made you open up your eyes
Didn't I?

I helped you open out your wings,
your legs, and many other things
Didn't I?

Am I the greatest bastard that you know?
The only one who let you go?
The one you hurt so much you cannot bear?

Well we were good, when we were good
When we were not misunderstood

You helped me love, you helped me live
You helped me learn how to forgive
Didn't you?

I wish that I could say the same
But when you left, you left the blame
Didn't you?

Am I the greatest bastard that you met?
The only one you can't forget?
Am I the one your truth's been waiting for?

Or am I just dreaming once again?
Some dreams are better when they end

Some make it, mistake it
Some force and some will fake it
I never meant to let you down
Some fret it, forget it
Some ruin and some regret it
I never meant to let you down

We learn to wag and tuck our tails
We learn to win and then to fail
Didn't we?

We learn that lovers love to sing
And that losers love to cling
Didn't we?

Am I the greatest bastard that you know?
When will we learn to let this go?
We fought so much, we've broken all the charm

But letting go is not the same
As pushing someone else away

So please don't let on
You don't know me
Please don't let on
I'm not here
Please don't let on
You don't love me
'Cause I know you do
I know

That some make it, mistake it
Some force and some will fake it
I never meant to let you down
Some fret it, forget it
Some ruin and some regret it
I never meant to let you down
I never meant to let you
I never meant to let you down
I never meant 

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18 November 2014 at 07:42

Excellent. Definitely song title of the month at the very least. Will be spinning this again.

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18 November 2014 at 10:22

Brilliant track,,,,,a little bit of Vincent in there!

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