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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Messiah Ward
Album: Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 243









Released: 2004
Length: 5:00
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I hope you're sitting comfortably
I saved you the best seat in the house
Right up in the front row
The stars have been torn down
The moon is locked away
And the land is banked in frozen snow

You are a forte of nature, dear
Your breath curls from your lips
As the trees bend down their branches
And touch you with their fingertips
They're bringing out the dead now
It's easy just to look away
They are bringing out the dead now
It's been a strange, strange day

We could navigate out position by the stars
But they've taken out the stars
The stars have all gone
I'm glad you've come along
We could comprehend our
condition by the moon
But they've ordered the the moon not to shine
Still, I 'm glad you've come along
I was worried out of my mind
Cause, they keep bringing out the dead
It's easy just to look away
They're bringing out the dead, now
And it's been a long, strange day

You can move up a little closer
I will throw a blanket over
We can weigh all the tears in one hand
Against the laughter in the other
We could be hanging around here for centuries
Trying to make sense of this, my dear
While the planets try to get organised
Way above the stratosphere
But they keep bringing out the dead, now
It's easy if we just walk away
They keep bringing out the dead, now
It's been a long, long day

Look away
Look away
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See the performance of this song in the recent DVD and thinking again, for me is majestic and beautiful, sure no is the best of Caves and bad seeds ( I prefer songs of The firstborn is Dead or Tender Prey, ┬┐why Bill dont play this songs?, why?)but seguira siendo Nick cave con sus lyrics, voice and complex instrumentation :bananapiano:
steeler wrote:
I find his singing style, with the elongated words, to be rather, er, discordant.
Likewise.
I find his singing style, with the elongated words, to be rather, er, discordant.
agnes wrote:
:gong: Bring out yer dead!!!
I thought the same thing; I wonder if Nick was watching Monty Python when he wrote this.
great song! i like cave's music. strange but cool.
Yet more great music introduced to me by RP thanks!!!!
:gong: Bring out yer dead!!!
handyrae wrote:
This pretty much defines Ho Hum. A solid 3.
Oh no. :no: Solid :yell: 9
This pretty much defines Ho Hum. A solid 3.
Meh....Ba...
Don't like RT and am liking Nick Cave less and less because of their separated-at-birth issues. Switched to the Drone Zone for a few minutes until this passes.
Geecheeboy wrote:
"I'm not dead yet!" "Yer mostly dead!"
"I feel happy..."
Decent
Nice, but not Richard Thompson, for mine.
not mr. cave's best work by a long shot, but i kind of like this song. 7.
again, cool stuff, but a bit too early in the AM for such deepness... gonna finish my tea and roll back over now.
Not my favorit track on this album, but as always...deep.
:ass: SHOULD HAVE FINISHED THE REST OF WHATEVER HE WAS SMOKING FIRST.
"I'm not dead yet!" "Yer mostly dead!"
oppositelock wrote:
:cool:
TerryS wrote:
Did Richard Thompson spend too long listening to this? Problem is: I still like both!
Richard Thompson was my first guess too when I first heard the song without looking at the playlist. But who copied from whom?
Very good, one of Nick Cave's best song ever.. khm of course that I know of. Still, this is awesome.
Gregorama wrote:
It seems like Nick Cave's music may be an acquired taste. I like some of his stuff, but find some of his singing to be a little too dramatic, in an almost schmaltzy kind of way. (Not that I have any talent of my own to contribute...or room to complain).
Did Richard Thompson spend too long listening to this? Problem is: I still like both!
:cool:
Mary_Read wrote:
God, this is an amazing album! I heard that they recorded it in Paris, in the springtime of course. So sexy, so cool...
I gotta agree with you here Mary, ve_e_e_er_y cool
Gregorama wrote:
It seems like Nick Cave's music may be an acquired taste. I like some of his stuff, but find some of his singing to be a little too dramatic, in an almost schmaltzy kind of way. (Not that I have any talent of my own to contribute...or room to complain).
They're bringing out the dead now' ?? Ooooh no please!!! I don't like that hook. Yes, it's been a looong strange day! I can do without this very easily
navonodt wrote:
sucks ass
No thanks. Go ahead. Enjoy yourself.
sucks ass
God, this is an amazing album! I heard that they recorded it in Paris, in the springtime of course. So sexy, so cool...
It seems like Nick Cave's music may be an acquired taste. I like some of his stuff, but find some of his singing to be a little too dramatic, in an almost schmaltzy kind of way. (Not that I have any talent of my own to contribute...or room to complain).
Hmm. Okay, I know we RP listeners don't all have to love everything Bill plays. (Just check for the lowest/highest ratings on any song and you'll see that we don't!) Just have to say though, I've given him a chance, but I just don't like Nick Cave's stuff. (Although this is probably the track I like the best out of what I've heard played.) Anyway, there -- I've said it! :)
"It's been a long strange day..." :whistle:
GottaSneeze wrote:
Hrmm, they're playing the exact same list!
9:11 am - Tori Amos - The Beekeeper 9:06 am - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Messiah Ward 9:02 am - Travis - Somewhere Else Not today!
trekhead wrote:
Marianne FAITHFULL, HALLELUJAH, MESSIAH Ward, Hmmmm... Any chance of giving prizes if we catch the pattern/sets? T Shirt/Cap?
Hrmm, they're playing the exact same list!
Umm, Tom Waits doing a 70s detective movie theme song?
trekhead wrote:
Marianne FAITHFULL, HALLELUJAH, MESSIAH Ward, Hmmmm... Any chance of giving prizes if we catch the pattern/sets? T Shirt/Cap?
...Bumper sticker??
Marianne FAITHFULL, HALLELUJAH, MESSIAH Ward, Hmmmm... Any chance of giving prizes if we catch the pattern/sets? T Shirt/Cap?
I can't rate this yet. It's a little creepy 'cause I kept thinking about tsunamis and whatnot. some thoughts are maybe best left unsaid, sorry.
MTL_Robbie wrote:
:clap: I'm applauding Mr. Cave and his bunch for excellent work on this new CD. I'm enjoying it a lot.
I agree! It seems like the departure of a certain Blixa Bargeld from the Bad Seeds has not been detrimental, but rather sparked a new creativity among the rest of the band. "Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus" is their best record in ages, in my humble opinion. :)
Guitar is reminiscent of a Doves song.... if only I could remember which one.
:clap: I'm applauding Mr. Cave and his bunch for excellent work on this new CD. I'm enjoying it a lot.
:sunny: (...and it's easy just to look away...)
hallel......UUUU...jah.. I'm glad its over.
BRING OUTCHA DEAD, BRING OUTCHA DEAD! I'm not dead yet! You're not fooling anyone, you know! I feel happy! I feel happy! (Oh, sorry, I thought this was a Monty Python movie!) :lol:
When do we get to hear O'MALLEY'S BAR. :D
Different... not bad, just different.