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Old 11-18-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Just to get a discussion going...

For me,

1. Cold Water

This became my absolute favourite after i saw it live for the first time. He told the people to turn all the lights out so he was just lit by candles. He brought the song from nothing to such a deafening climax the walls were shaking. Then he ran to the back of the stage and pulled out some wires and everything went silent and he stepped in front of the speakers and performed the end of Hallelujah. It was the best gig moment ever. The song itself is stunning.

2. Eskimo

Its the oprah singer that does it for me. Sweeps me away everytime.

3. Lonely Soldier

When he did this at the london BBC thing it was perfect. Perfect song.
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Old 11-18-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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1. the professor

because it is me.


because i love singing it

3. i remember

because of the contrast and truth behind that contrast

of course ask me tomorrow it could be different


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Old 11-20-2004, 03:13 PM   #3
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1- blowers daughter part II because it hits the spot

2- delicate cause i can make love to it

3- rootless tree because it is very true what the song is about is so sos so so true
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #4
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1. volcano, can't beat it !!

2.rootless tree, seems so nice until it really gets into it, lovely

3. cold water. mmm
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:18 PM   #5
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1. the professor and la fille danse, i love it when lisa sings and when damo gets into the french bit

2. the blowers daughter, simply beautiful (im glad that there is no radio friendly one)

3. rule number 2, love it
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:38 PM   #6
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  1. <LI>9 crimes - </LI>

its just so beautiful, and i wrote a song based on it so it means sth to me

2.Accidental Babies -

once you hear it u fall in love with it

3. The Blowers Daughter Part 2 -

it cuz it was made clear to me that the my ex lover, had discarded me when im not wanted and run and picked my back up when he wants sth, and it was only made clear to me last night and i said no. [img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:50 AM   #7
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Wow, great question. Top three...but in random order.

1. Delicate-Totally described a relationship between a girl and me. Really got to me.

2. Blower's Daughter-Come on. Have you heard the song. Enough said.

3. I Remember-Lisa, then Damien, then him going off. The song dominates. The flow and transition make it such a standout.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:24 AM   #8
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No particular order.

Delicate-'cause it makes me all teary

Cheers Darlin'-because it's spiteful and you need that sometimes= it's not all that popular 'round here...damn O survivor

Cold Water-If I have to dance at my wedding (whenever thatmight be in life) it will be to this song...maybe I can get Damo to play it...[img]smileys/smiley3.gif[/img]*starts saving for that now*
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:59 PM   #9
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BD Part 2 - makes my heart skip a beat!

Me, My Yoke and I - fantastic live, tho thats via FabChannel only sadly!

Delicate - the lyrics are beautiful - "We might kiss, when we are alone...." just gorgeous.
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #10
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Volcano - love singing along with it

delicate - love the lyrics!!

i remember - Damiens voice... fantastic!!

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Old 11-22-2004, 05:52 PM   #11
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can't only chose three![img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]Edited by: cillecille
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:37 PM   #12
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same!!!!! ill try but tomorrow i may change my mind!

at the mo in no order they are

1. amie

because, well i dont know why i just think its such a beautiful song and i relate to it in so many ways.

2. the professor

love it all, just so true of so many feelings about relationships

3. i'll say lonelilly

coz it makes me sad at the mo and relates to what ive been feeling so closely.

but so many others.....love the opera in eskimo

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Old 11-22-2004, 09:54 PM   #13
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ONE cannonball! its the song that introduced me to damo and its the
song that i associate with a nice, so i thought, relationship at the time

TWO blowers daughter part 2! god damn! what a song! every time he hits
the "iiiiiii" part, i just shiver up and down

THREE tongue! great song for emotional contrast. it gets me goin
whenever he stops the voice distortion from the verse and sings the
chorus acoustically, and beautifully
stop whispering, start shouting
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:37 PM   #14
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Famous Blue Raincoat: Technically it's not Damos' song but I still love the way he performs it as on the recording I recieved at EskimoFriend's Bday. I also love playing and singing it myself.

I Remember: The song itself is so beautiful and two-toned. The two sides of a relationship are expressed so beautifully. I remember was also the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar.

Cannonball: Of course the lyrics amazing, but I find myself to be constantly playing it.

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:38 PM   #15
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Usual no particular order provisio:

Amie - The orchestral bit at the end always send shivers down my spine
plus it's the name of a girl who almost was the girl (sad i know [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img])...

I Remember - "Want you here tonight, want you here, cos i can't believe
what i've found..." Lisa breaks your heart then Damien fills you up
with rage.

The Blowers Daughter - Just because.

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Old 11-23-2004, 06:04 AM   #16
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1. The Blowers Daughter - cause it was the first song I heard...and the gal that played it for me broke me.

2.I Remember - I just love this tune

3. Me, My Yoke and I - cause its my fav live tuneEdited by: torero93
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #17
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1. Delicate - something about the first verse is just tantalising! It's like a very private moment shared...

2. The Professor - o GOD i love that song - and live it just struck a very raw note with me..."what makes the animal run, run away" - sublime!

3. I Remember - Every time I've tried to write a song after the bitterness of a breakup has just faded, I've wanted it to sound like Lisa's bit.

But there's always BD and Cheers Darlin' and Lonelily and Cold Water....*reaches for O yet again*
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:09 PM   #18
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Volcano because it's just such a great song!It took me a while to love it but when i did i became addicted to it!And i love Lisa's harmonys in it!!

Cheers darlin because it'sjust always been my favourite song on O!

And..this is tricky! Em....probably the blower's daughter part two because it is just such an amazing song! and (im cheating here,) i have to add the professor! it's just such an amazing song!!
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:57 AM   #19
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just...can't...do...it.....strain!!......brain farts.......oh brain farts.....!!!

well i tried, but i just can't pick only three, sorry
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:17 PM   #20
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1. Lonelily.. simply amazing song

2. Woman like a man...Damo at his most agressive and best

3. Older Chests...for years ive tried to write a song like this....still nuthin lol
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:06 PM   #21
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1.cold water


3.i remember

no comments,thanx

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Old 11-29-2004, 03:51 PM   #22
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It would change depending upon the month (used to be week when 'O' was not two year's old!!!)

Right now I am starved of new material so am really into some of the non-O tunes, I just love the live songs when Tomo et al kick in after Damo has built up the momentum to a goosebump raising pitch of emotion and sound:

1. Insane - This is also my fave cover to play live right now, I love it!!!

2. Me, My Yoke and I - Talk about builder.

3. The Professor - Awesome building dynamic and lyrical genious to boot!!!
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:28 AM   #23
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1) The Blower's Daughter - cos its the first Damien Song that made me cry

2) I Remember - simply because its the only friggin' song I can play! [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]

3) Lonelilly - because its playing right now and I'm so caught up in it...

(these will all have changed by tomorrow [img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img])
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:10 AM   #24
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1) Half broken moon - No-one talks about this baby, but I heard it at the infamous union chapel gig, and it was truly awesome. I WANNA HEAR IT AGAIN!

2) 9 Crimes - so honest, open, painful, but true

3) Insane - great energy

All other tracks are awesome, but Damo is long overdue some new material![img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]
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Old 11-30-2004, 02:40 PM   #25
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Mmmmmm let me try and think hmmmmmmm

Not in a particualr order

Delicate - its beauty has always just leapt out at me , when i saw it live it did bring me to tears and plus it sounds like he says my name he he deli-kate sorry im sad lol.

I remember/cold water- when i sing this on stage i go to this undescribable place and my emotions are heightened and brought to the surface and it feels like i have been there and lived it and have known it, alot of the time when i have finished i am close to tears.

Cannonball- i love the simplicity of it a vocal and a guitar, it is just soo beautiful.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:33 PM   #26
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I just love the songs which only require a guitar to be complete so:

1) Cannonball (live versions on the official website or the Letterman show on this website)

2) Delicate (can relate to the lyrics soo much)

3) Older chests
"It's not that we're scared.....it's just that it's delicate"
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:36 AM   #27
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i can't say which 3 songs, but just some thoughts in my mind right now.

Cannoball gives out pure happy vibes when it starts, if you don't mind too much about the lyrics, it is a simple happy song[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]. i will never forget one certain moment i played it, where i could only hear music and some vague words[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img].
Volcano is playfully beautiful, i love the cello part, i almost
disagree with Damo for making those two songs so complicated in the
lyrics[img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]. the weeping cello hidden in
Delicate is just so painful, but i don't quite get "why you ...if it
means..." part, it seems a typical Damo thing[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img].
I don't mind at all Older Chests being plain and less emotional, it's
just a meaningful song with simple sound. over all i love every song in
O, sorry i can't keep on the topic[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img].

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Old 12-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #28
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Oooh, this is hard...ok...in no particular order...

1) Cannonball - it was probably the first damien song i heard, and the one that got me hooked so it has to get a mention!

2) Delicate - so beautiful.

3) Eskimo - It's the oprah bit at the end...dunno what it is but i just find it amazing.
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