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View Poll Results: What is your favourite track on '9'?
9 Crimes 55 10.34%
The Animals Were Gone 47 8.83%
Elephant 94 17.67%
Rootless Tree 80 15.04%
Dogs 35 6.58%
Coconut Skins 53 9.96%
Me, My Yoke And I 23 4.32%
Grey Room 48 9.02%
Accidental Babies 83 15.60%
Sleep Don't Weep (and the Tibettan singing bowl) 14 2.63%
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #211
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The Rat within the grain is a fantastic song. It is a toss between Elephant and the animals were gone but i love accidental babies.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #212
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For me it has to be Grey Room. The first time I heard it it didn't do an awful lot for me. But it was my partner's [at the time] favourite on the album, and it quickly became mine as well. For some reason, some of Damien's stuff doesn't win me over straight away, but seeps into me instead. There isn't a song on 9 or o I don't love.

As a writer, and usually quite a dark writer, I think Grey Room is one of the few songs that really captures the emotion of the process for me. Just pushing and pushing people for inspiration, falling into desperation, destroying things, capturing things, trusting, hoping, losing. For me, Grey Room is a chronicle of just how hard life as a writer can be sometimes, as you trap yourself in stupid mindsets. Yet there's still that huge element of hope in it.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #213
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Grey Room is definetly an amazing song, I love poetry and some of the imagery he uses in that song is just beautiful.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:31 PM   #214
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Elephant. My favorite Damien song.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:01 PM   #215
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Elephant. My favorite Damien song.
You covered it pretty well as well mate, good job!
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:45 PM   #216
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Haha, thanks.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #217
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The imagery , assonance and alliteration and music of Grey Room is amazing. I love this song.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:44 PM   #218
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I'm quite addicted to '9 Crimes'. I am constantly checking if there are new versions on youtube or somewhere else. And when I start playing for myself or before recording something, most of the time it's that song that helps me to set free the levels of emotion I need. So... addiction.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:26 PM   #219
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For me it has to be Grey Room. The first time I heard it it didn't do an awful lot for me. But it was my partner's [at the time] favourite on the album, and it quickly became mine as well. For some reason, some of Damien's stuff doesn't win me over straight away, but seeps into me instead. There isn't a song on 9 or o I don't love.

As a writer, and usually quite a dark writer, I think Grey Room is one of the few songs that really captures the emotion of the process for me. Just pushing and pushing people for inspiration, falling into desperation, destroying things, capturing things, trusting, hoping, losing. For me, Grey Room is a chronicle of just how hard life as a writer can be sometimes, as you trap yourself in stupid mindsets. Yet there's still that huge element of hope in it.
i just read what you wrote and i love it!
mybe it´s cause we have a grey grey day here
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #220
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It'll be interesting to re-take this poll when we all have the album and have listened to it many times... to see what tracks grow on us over time.
is it, could it really be...... the time???
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #221
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Hm, I actually stopped listening to it.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:52 AM   #222
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I've been pondering "accidental babies" for months and months. what the hell does "the boom that beats our drum" mean? I've been thinking sexually but.. any thoughts?
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:48 AM   #223
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Erhm, what excites her? I dunno, I don't think you're supposed to be able to translate it into a particular sexual act
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:47 AM   #224
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^^Maybe it's this kind of boom:



This would mean that the song is about a girl (or man, after all we have concluded that all Damien songs not about his penis are about Shane) really into sound engineering
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #225
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Boomer! The mic is in the (drum) frame!
Lazy (sound guy) situation.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #226
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The boom that beats their drum... the source of their rhythm... so basically just their passion. ?
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The boom that beats their drum... the source of their rhythm... so basically just their passion. ?
that kinda makes sense.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:30 PM   #228
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Truncated and saved for my personal self..

tl;dr version: Love it all, including Sea Sew. It's made to go together.

One Love,
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Silent night, sorrowful night
Night when I feel like
I can't make wrong right
You put your trust in me, of this much I'm sure
I’ll repay your penance by keeping it gold
I will stop your crying to sleep
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, beautiful night
These things can change
Please give me fight
You'd done no better when taking my pride
Blood brings new flowers, They’ll bask in new light
I won't stop your getting to sleep,
Sleep...
In heavenly peace.

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:52 AM   #229
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I am extremely impressed by Elephant
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:40 PM   #230
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My favourite song (as you can imagine) is Rootless Tree.
But in fact I love the piano version, so my favourite song on "9" is not REALLY on "9"...
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #231
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definitely Me, My Yoke & I.

so powerful live, the ebb and flow of the song, and the dark lyrics too really enhance the emotions in the song.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:17 AM   #232
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i so loooove this song too, but i think we are just a few who like it, he.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #233
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Such a tricky question, honestly love all of them. It came down between, 'Rootless Tree' , 'Elephant,' 'Accidental babies' and '9 crimes.' I chose Rootless tree, I love how powerful it is and the lyrics are seriously beautiful. ^^
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #234
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"nothing is lost it's just frozen in frost"

nice, evocative lyrics. My favourite.
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elephant....rootless tree...
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spam alert!!!


Wheels says: Thanks Cille, deleted and tracking down any other posts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #237
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It was hard to pick just one...
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #238
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should this be unsticky now?
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:29 PM   #239
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should this be unsticky now?
agreed!
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:45 PM   #240
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grey room is my choice. love how deep that track is.
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