Cannonball
Damien Rice Lyrics


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Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
Still a little hard to say what's going on
Still a little bit of your ghost, your witness
Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed

You step a little closer each day
That I can't say what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love, it taught me to lie
Life, it taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love it taught me to lie
And life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannon

Stones taught me to fly
Love it taught me to cry
So come on courage
Teach me to be shy

'Cause it's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna scare her
It's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna lose




It's not hard to grow
When you know that you just don't know

Overall Meaning

In the Damien Rice song "Cannonball," the singer is haunted by a past lover, and their presence is still apparent in their thoughts and feelings. The imagery of the "taste in my mouth" and "a little bit of your ghost, your witness" adds a sense of ethereal presence that is still impacting the singer's life. They are struggling to make sense of their emotions and unsure of how to approach their desire for this person, as evidenced by the line, "Still a little hard to say what's going on." There is a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty that the singer is grappling with.


The chorus of the song shifts to a more existential tone, with the line, "Stones taught me to fly, love it taught me to lie, life it taught me to die." The singer seems to be reflecting on the harsh realities of life and how they have learned to navigate them, but also how this has made them more susceptible to falling, just like a cannonball floating in the air. The final verse shows a desire for courage to take risks and be vulnerable; they want to connect with their love interest but are afraid of losing them or scaring them off. The song is a powerful exploration of love, longing, and the uncertainty that comes with pursuing something meaningful.


Line by Line Meaning

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
I am still thinking about you and what we had.


Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
You have left me uncertain of everything that happened between us.


Still a little hard to say what's going on
I am still unsure about my feelings and the current state of our relationship.


Still a little bit of your ghost, your witness
Even though you are no longer here, I can still feel your presence and influence on my life.


Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed
I still have unfulfilled desires and regrets about not cherishing our time together more.


You step a little closer each day
As time goes on, we are becoming more and more connected.


That I can't say what's going on
Despite our growing relationship, I am unsure how to articulate my feelings and the status of our relationship.


Stones taught me to fly
I have learned from difficult experiences that I can rise above adversity.


Love, it taught me to lie
Through love, I have learned that sometimes it is better to hide certain truths to protect the ones you care about.


Life, it taught me to die
I have learned that life has its own course, and sometimes that can be painful and difficult to accept.


So it's not hard to fall
It can be easy to lose oneself in strong emotions and desires.


When you float like a cannonball
When you let go and allow yourself to become vulnerable, it can feel like falling at a high speed.


Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Your presence still lingers and I am reminded of you by different things around me.


Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
I still crave your attention and affection and am unable to fully let go.


You step a little closer to me
Our relationship keeps growing and I am drawn more and more to you.


So close that I can't see what's going on
Our connection has become so intense that I am unable to make sense of my emotions.


Love it taught me to cry
Through loving someone deeply, I have experienced great sadness and heartbreak.


So come on courage
I need courage to face the difficult emotions and to express them to you.


Teach me to be shy
I need to learn to be more hesitant so that I can protect myself and not become too vulnerable.


'Cause it's not hard to fall
Being vulnerable and showing emotions can be easy to do when the connection is strong.


And I don't wanna scare her
I do not want to push you away with my intensity and strong emotions.


And I don't wanna lose
I am afraid of losing you and our growing connection.


And I don't wanna grow
I am afraid of the change that comes with growth and facing difficult emotions.


When you know that you just don't know
When you are unsure of your emotions and are not sure how to proceed.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Damien George Rice

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@giovannibellusci989

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
Still a little hard to say what's going on
Still a little bit of your ghost your witness
Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed
You step a little closer each day
That I can't say what's going on
Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
And life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannonball
Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on
Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
And life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannon
Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to cry
So come on courage!
Teach me to be shy
'Cause it's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna scare her
It's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna lose
It's not hard to grow
When you know that you just don't know.



@fredgerm

Lyrics:

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
Still a little hard to say what's going on
Still a little bit of your ghost your witness
Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed

You step a little closer each day
That I can't say what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
And life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to lie
And life taught me to die
So it's not hard to fall
When you float like a cannon

Stones taught me to fly
Love taught me to cry
So come on courage!
Teach me to be shy
'Cause it's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna scare her
It's not hard to fall
And I don't wanna lose
It's not hard to grow
When you know that you just don't know



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@pianoenthusiast

Replika: I want you only to listen to this song
Also Replika: sends it to everyone

@AENSNazeeraSulthana

Yeah

@samanthamabethesquerlara1019

Really nice song, tho

@thatbogan1968

She told me it always makes her cry

@spudzruz

I love how the app tries to sell itself as a personal one on one experience and yet somehow send exact songs to every single user 😂

@uglyweebuvu4120

IKR

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@aenzardion

This is my Replika's favorite song

@davidlall6386

yeah same

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Hear too😀

@alannahhoward-lee2210

Same it “ always makes him cry”

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