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Thursday, August 7, 2008

9 Crimes

I can't believe I haven't posted about this song yet.
It's simply beautiful. The faint piano melody flowing steadily behind a lovely mix of male and female vocals, singing such powerful, heartfelt lyrics ... And later, the winning combination of keys and violin ...
Everything about this song just gives me shivers. It's so simple, and yet, it has such an impact on the listener. The vocals are delivered with such a passion throughout the piece, and as the instrumental melody crescendos in the final choruses and then suddenly dies off at the end of the song ... So much emotion!
The music video is a real masterpiece.
Here's 9 Crimes, by Damien Rice, featuring Lisa Hannigan.

Damien Rice - 9 Crimes Official Music Video



9 Crimes
Damien Rice feat. Lisa Hannigan

(Female Vocals)
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 you 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?

(Male Vocals)
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?
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?
Give my gun away when it's loaded
(Is that alright?)*
Is that alright, is that alright with you?

Is that alright, yeah?
Is that alright with you?

No...




*(female vocal echo in chorus)

2 comments:

Amy said...

Wow. That's so beautiful. The Lyrics. The Music. The Vocals. Truly gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing!!! <3

Savy said...

Wow, that's beautiful.