Dharma of The Blower’s Daughter

Above is Ni Andong’s cover of Damien Rice’s ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, whose original version is below. Ni’s take sent some shivers down my spine (in a resonant, not creepy way), more so than Rice’s version, which is moving too. But what’s more interesting is that I finally heard the last words clearly –

I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you…
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind…
My mind… my mind…
‘Til I find somebody new

The last line is simply amazing. After all the painful lamenting of the singer that he can’t forget someone in a love-hate relationship, he seems sure that he will be able to let go when he finds another love interest. How can someone be so heartbroken over a lost love while thinking of the possibility of a new love? How true is love that can waver? Is this hypocritical? Not really, perhaps. It is honest to truth – the case for most beings in Samsara, who are cyclical, self-conflicting in nature, loving and loathing, clinging and losing. This is a sad song indeed, that sings of the suffering of Samsara.