Damien Rice Biography

Damien left his band, fled to Italy, wrote ‘O’


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Damien Rice

Originally Rice was a member of Juniper, but on the evening of recording their first full album Rice changed his mind and left the band.

Rice moved to Italy to start afresh writing songs and busking his way around Europe.

Back in Ireland, Damien got in touch with David Arnold and together they recorded the album ‘O’ in ’02. This launched Damien Rice to the world and had the hit ‘Cannonball’ on it.

Since the release of ‘O’, Damien Rice has toured the world and shared stages with legends and peers.

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Cannonball – Guitar Lesson

CannonballThe original recording of ‘Cannonball’ contains up to 6 guitars playing different lines.

Our one guitar arrangement is a combination of these parts. You will need a capo to get it in the right key.

Go to video lessons: Cannonball chords.

Cannonball – Lyrics

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

For complete lyrics, go to Cannonball lyrics.

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