"The Professor & La Fille Danse" as written by and Damien George Rice....
Well I don't know if I'm wrong
Cause she's only just gone
Here's to another relationship
Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease
I'm sure when I'm older I'll know what that means
Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Here's to the man with his face in the mud
And an overcast play just taken away
From the lovers in love at the centre of stage yeah
Loving is fine if you've plenty of time
For walking on stilts at the edge of your mind
Yeah and loving is good if your dick's made of wood
And the dick left inside only half understood her
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What makes the animal run, run away yeah
What makes him stall, what makes him stand
And what shakes the elephant now
And what makes a man?
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know you anymore
No, no, no, no

See I don't know if I'm wrong
'Cause shes only just gone
Why the fuck is this day taking so long?
I was a lover of time and once she was mine
I was a lover indeed, I was covered in weed
Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Well closer to god is the one who's in love
And I walk away 'cause I can
Too many options may kill a man
Loving is fine if it's not in your mind
But I've fucked it up now, too many times
Loving is good if it's not understood
Yeah, but I'm the professor
And I feel that I should know
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What makes the animal run, run away and
What makes him tick apart from his prick
And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick?
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
Hell I don't know you anymore
No, no, no, no

Well I don't know if I'm wrong
'Cause she's only just gone
Here's to another relationship
Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease
I finished it off with some French wine and cheese

La fille danse
Quand elle joue avec moi
Et je pense que je l'aime des fois
Le silence, n'ose pas dis-donc
Quand on est ensemble
Mettre les mots
Sur la petite dodo


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry, edited by duskmite

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    General Commentsome songs are just not meant to be put apart and understood. i think this is one of them. its such a powerful song that it cannot be broken down into logic. feelings are illogical.. love is illogical, as is despair... and any other truly intense feelings. this song is a combination of everything. it is meant to speak to the soul, and what the soul feels cannot be explained. this is also why so many people can easily relate to it and many other damian songs. it is abstraction... and i love it



    ps- not really related to the song.. i just wanted to say that what i admire most about damian is how he writes for himself.
    laurix_12on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i walk away cause i can
    too many options may kill a man"

    yup, been there, done that. leaving because you can. if i couldn't have left my last boyfriend. i would be much happier now.
    roboticpinkon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. I'm surprised to see this without any comments. When he sings "And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick" it just blows me away every time.

    Such a talented artist.
    LifeInEveryWordon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. the first time i heard it i almost cried. wow.
    keepallourhopeon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. the first time i heard it i almost cried. wow.
    keepallourhopeon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Loving is good if it's not understood..."

    How true, Damien. How very, very true.
    smithskid84on November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about everything people don't even want to think and much less say. Still those thoughts are beautiful because they are real and still confusing and exciting and natural. One of my fav. lines is "Loving is fine if you have plenty of time for walking on stilts at the edge of your mind."
    theforbiddenpoeton December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song takes on so many different means in so many different ways in so many different aspect of my life...if that makes any sense atall..i've been through almost every line...
    "Loving is fine if you have plenty of time
    For walking on stilts at the edge of your mind"...i had time to worry or much less the mindset not to worry all the time about something love would suit me just fine..i don't and so it doesn't (or didn't rather).
    "And what makes a man?
    I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
    No I don't know you any more"
    when you think you've found the one person (male/female), that one person you never question, never even think could do you wrong..it twists about in the most impossible ways...until you don't even know them anymore..
    "Well closer to god is the one who's in love
    ...Too many options may kill a man
    Loving is fine if it's not in your mind"
    in my case the first line tis true...much closer to god (the easier and happier everything is) for the one whose in love..
    too many options (to many women) can kill or break a man...turn him into someone he, or anyone no longer recognizes...loving is all good as long as you can keep it soley physically and keep the mentality (emotion) out of it..(i never could learn how to do that..even with the worst of them)
    "Loving is good if it's not understood
    Yeah, but I'm the professor
    And feel that I should know
    What makes her come and what makes her stay?"
    the professor just holds a special connotation for me..enough said much better left "not understood".."what makes her come.."
    "And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick"
    jealousy just makes everything that much more worse..even when you want it to go away...it won't.
    ...and then finally when he sings in french..oh my good graciousness....my best friend and i nearly have an orgasm everytime we hear this...his voice is utterly beautiful....plus one of my good friends always speaks in french when she's high..reminds me hauntingly of a certain night...
    breathefreshair04on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat makes him tick, Apart from his prick.
    How many others here know people who think with their dick? i know far too many...
    triptiensembleon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsigh... sex really does confuse relationships. obviously this guy who used to feel like he knew everything, now questions even the simpliest things because a girl shook him to his core....err his stick ;) neways, they've broken up (probly because he let the sex get in the way of understnading her and being sweet to her...its true, guys think with their dicks sometimes) still, he misses her,and he even admits that he misses the sex (as theforbiddenpoet says, damien mentinos lots of stuff most of us would NEVER actually say) face it boys, yall live it.
    beautifulcowon January 18, 2005   Link

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