I'm so childish, a little bit wildish
With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly, I'm so deep

Well I'm so garish, a little unfairish
The way I pick you up, and drop you in a heap

I'm so unfaithful, in fact I'm a plateful
I won't kiss her, but I'll stare her up all night

I'm a stormy little singer, an unstable little swinger
If you're coming, come prepared for a fight

Well I'm so childish, a little bit wildish
With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly, I'm so deep

Well I'm so uncaring, do far too much swearing
And if you read through my behaviour, you'll find I'm a creep

I'll play a stormer, yet in the corner
I'll be grumpy on my own, like I don't care

I'm a stormy little singer, an unstable little swinger
With a big rip, in the arsehole of my flares

Well I'm so childish, a little bit wildish
With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly, I'm so mad

I'm so truthful, a little bit bruteful
But in sooth I know not, why I am so sad

I try my bestest, well as far the restest
Well it's just stuff that comes out wrong, and gets misunderstood

I'm a dandy little dreamer, a doctored misdemeanour
A didactic destiny schemer, bare with me if you would


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    General CommentOh, what a delicious little song. Self-deprecating, tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic humor to be savored.
    MusicOfSilenceon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits a funny and awesome song one of my favorites of his
    chunkymonkey102on July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am in love with this song. It makes being a total jerk totally fun. (Did I really just type that?)
    ylimemion March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am in love with this song. It makes being a total jerk totally fun. (Did I really just type that?)
    ylimemion March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes. twice.
    izzo23on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's cute and fun. it reminds me of my friend who is never serious. he's always playing around.

    "I try my bestest, well as far the restest
    Well it's just stuff that comes out wrong, and gets misunderstood"

    he's trying to be funny, but sometimes his jokes are taken too seriously, or sometimes he goes too far. he doesn't mean to actually hurt anyone.

    "But in sooth I know not, why I am so sad"

    sometimes he has emotions that he can't express and can't understand, but he has to hide what he feels because no one expects him to be sad. he has to play the clown even when he doesn't feel like it.
    lexusinabasketon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think hes tryign to show the poeple that care about him, like his parents for example, that hes still ok even though hes depressed as fuck. hes sort of trying to bullshit them maybe?
    radioledjangoon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those "gets stuck in your head songs". I think that it is a great counter-balance to the other heaver music he has written. He often comments about how down most of his songs are - childish is certainly not down (yet it is not shallow pop either).

    I also think that, taken by itself, this might be a great song, but as a part of the Damien Rice collection, it is great.
    glmoteson August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti saw him perform this song last night and he said that he wrote this song after many years of observing singer/songwriters (hinting at himself as well). if youve ever tried to date a musician or you are one...this song shows why it never quite turns out like you thought
    justinemitchon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like he's poking fun at himself because songwriteres love feeling low. It keeps us inspired. But we also hate feeling that way too. Its hard to explain. I like the part "I wont kiss her, but I'll stare her up all night" Thats really good.
    iamnitroxon January 15, 2009   Link

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