Love God And Murder

A collection of some of my favourite Nick Cave lyrics.

From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
She stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
That grew down the river, all bloody and wild

Where the Wild Roses Grow

What about God and his Armageddon?
He’s all blissed out, man, up in heaven

There is a Light

She saw the barkeep and said oh god he can’t be dead
Stag said well just count the holes in the motherfucker’s head

Stagger Lee

Be mindful of the prayers you send
Pray hard but pray with care
For the tears that you are crying now
Are just your answered prayers
The ladders of life that we scale merrily
Move mysteriously around
So that when you think you’re climbing up, man
In fact you’re climbing down

Oh my Lord

Well they killed a little whiskey
And poured their pistols dry

Crow Jane

My desire for you is endless
And I love you most of all
I just don’t want you no more
And that’s the sweetest embrace of all

Sweetest Embrace

But there was a chord in you that I could not find to strike

Jesus of the Moon

Here she comes blockin' the sun
Blood runnin' down the inside of her legs

Do you Love Me?

A life-sentence sweeping confetti from the floor of a concrete hole

Let Love In

And my piano crouched in the corner of my room
With all its teeth bared
All its teeth bared


I could not wipe the smile from my face
As I sat sadly by her side

As I Sat Sadly by Her Side

And she is moving the furniture around
Moving the furniture around

Sorrowful Wife

I counted up my blessings
And counted only one
One tiny little blessing
And now that blessing’s gone

Brother My Cup is Empty

So buy me one more drink my brother
Then I’ll take it to the road
Yes I’ll take it to the rain
I’ll take it to the snow

Brother My Cup is Empty

It’s early in the morning and I don’t know what to do
It’s early in the morning and I can’t believe it’s true
It’s early in the morning and it’s happening again
Well I called you once
I called you twice
Ain’t I your midnight man?

Midnight Man

The thunder from my steely fist
It made all the glasses jangle
When I shot him I was so handsome
It was the light
It was the angle

O’Malley’s Bar

What’s your pleasure? asked the barman
He had a face like boiled meat

The Ballad of Betty Coltrane and Robert Moore

She was given to me to put things right
And I stacked all my accomplishments beside her
Yet I seemed so obsolete and small

I found God and all his devils inside her
In my bed she cast the blizzard out
Mock sun blazed upon her head

And so completely filled with light she was
Her shadow fanged and hairy and mad

Do you love me?

The tears are welling in my eyes again
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in
Twenty pretty girls to carry them down
Twenty deep holes to burry them in


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