"Rocky Took A Lover" as written by and Dominic Michael Phillips Brian Patrick Crosby....
He said 'I wanna shine in the eye of Orion
But I drove my soul through the Black Hole!'
She said 'What a wonderful way to wake me
You weren't so nice last night
You're such an asshole when you're drunk'
He said 'At least I'm OK in the mornings'

He said 'The three wise men came a long way
Following that pin hole in the sky
Yeah that one right there'
She said 'I don't believe in any old Jesus
If there was a God, then why is my arse
The perfect height of kicking?'

He said 'I'll shine for you, I'll burn for you
Yea I'll shine for you, that's what I'll do'

He said 'They're like headlights
In the rear view mirror
They're closer that they seem
And from this gutter we're still staring at the stars'
She said 'Would ya go away and shite
Last night all you did was curse those stars
You said they sang to you of hope'

He said 'The sun gives life, and it takes it away
But like all the greats, it'll burn out someday'
She said 'I don't mind, I don't want to get bored
I don't want to end up beached on this shore
I want to be that star'

And then I'll shine for you. Then I'll burn for you.
Then I can shine for you. That's what I'll do.


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"Rocky Took a Lover" as written by Dave Brian Geraghty Brian Patrick Crosby

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  • +4
    General CommentApparently Rocky was a homeless person who stayed across the road from Paul (Noonan - the lead singer) when he lived in Smithfield, Dublin.

    The story goes that one morning he came across him and he had 'pulled' (i.e. he managed to bring some girl back with him), which led Paul to imagining how the conversation between them might go.

    The lyrics are absolutely amazing:

    "He said 'I wanna shine in the eye of Orion
    But I drove my soul through the Black Hole!'
    She said 'What a wonderful way to wake me"

    How lyrical, how beautiful - it reminds me of Yeats so much - a complete romantic dreamer (and it even has a nice Oscar Wilde reference in here too: "And from this gutter we're still staring at the stars")... fantastic.

    Bell X1 are Ireland's best-kept secret.
    meandmymonkeyon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about two lovers. Sort of a Moon River, two lost souls, type thing. They both have their ups and downs, but when it comes to being with each other, they can be happy together.

    They're both obviously depressed at the hopelessness of life. Both have alternate verses in which they express this despair. Yet when it comes down to it, they're hopeful with one another.

    Rocky tries to comfort his lover with romantic ideas of being stars while the she is in a cynical and hopeless mood. His lover offers the same comfort to Rocky when he has those same feelings.
    RaineBM1185on April 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're such an asshole when you're drunk'
    He said 'At least I'm OK in the mornings'

    Those lines sum up my romantic problems...
    A great song from a great album
    bkeane17on December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd heard the same thing meandmymonkey and heard, I think it's such an amazing song to get from something as sad as a homeless person finding a friend.

    I love how he uses the stars in this song and the line "I'll shine for you" almost suggests that every star is someone taking care of another! it's a great song and so sweet!
    mitsuko045on September 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRocky: myspace.com/…
    His lover (Adrianna): myspace.com/…
    their story is SO cute!
    I adore this song and Bell X1.
    othatzsokewlon June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. I cant believe there's only one other comment on it. Bell X1 ROCK!!!!
    betrayed.hopeon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is soo beautiful..I first heard it at Oxegen this year......the lyrics are awesome...'I wanna shine in the eye of Orion
    But I drove my soul through the Black Hole!'..:D
    theregoesmyhereo89on August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its basically the things you say when your trying to chat someone up and then the next day your not as charming lol
    maverick46on February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, and I can't stop putting it on repeat :)
    johannsenon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this song is one of the prettiest I've ever heard.
    x_gleamingauctionon September 14, 2007   Link

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