"Trusty And True" as written by and Damien George Rice....
We've wanted to be trusty and true
But feathers fell from our wings
And we've wanted to be worthy of you
But weather rained on our dreams

And we can't take back
What is done, what is past
So fellas, lay down your fears
'Cause we can't take back
What is done, what is past
So let us start from here

'Cause we never wanted to be lusty or lewd
Nor tethered to prudish strings
And we never wanted to be jealously tuned
Nor withered into ugly things

But we can't take back
What is done, what is past
So fellas, lay down your spears
'Cause we can't take back
What is done, what is past
So let us start from here

And if all that you are
Is not all you desire,
Then, come

Come, let yourself be wrong
Come, it's already begun

Come, come alone
Come with fear, come with love
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with friends, come with foes
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with me, then let go
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come so carefully closed
Come however you are
Just come

Come, come along
Come with sorrows and songs
Come however you are
Just come, come along
Come, let yourself be wrong
Come however you are
Just come


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"Trusty And True" as written by Damien George Rice

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  • +2
    My Interpretationthis is a beautiful song. so simple, but such beautiful imagery. And a celebration of the diversity of human relationships - just come as you are (and let yourself be wrong). We just don't hear that enough!!!

    I wonder was this inspired by people writing to him about how much his music meant to them?
    blue412on November 04, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this is, in part, addressed to God, or whatever supreme being or thought you happen to believe in.

    It's an admission of guilt but a plea; we tried our best, it hasn't quite worked, can we start again please?
    niteflite01on November 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhy continue to live ugly versions of ourselves, ones we never wanted to become, because of our past or situations we've been through? this song is about letting go of those hangups and moving on, accepting that those things are in the past and we should move forward. you won't be alone.
    rockisgroovyon November 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw Damien Rice in concert. He explained that this song is about letting go of regret. He remembers his Grandfather laying on his death bed before he spoke of the things in his life that he wished he could take back. The thought of waiting until the end of your life to face your regrets seemed terrible. He wanted to people to hear this song and let go of all the things they regret and start fresh now. Shed the baggage of regret now before its too late and don't be held down by the weight that regret can have on you.
    mac16on April 12, 2015   Link

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