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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Supernaturally
Album: Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:33
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Through the windswept coastal trees
Where the dead come rising from the sea
With a teddy-bear clamped between her knees
She says, where can my loverman be?
Well, I'm down here, babe, with the Eskimos
With the polar bears and the Arctic snow
With a party of penguins who do not know
How I can get back to thee
Well I'm gonna ask you, babe
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby don't you go
Hey! Ho!
Oh no no no
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby, don't you go
All supernatural on me
Supernaturally

Once I was your hearts desire
Now I am the ape hunkered by the fire
With my knuckles dragging through the mire
You float by so majestically
You're my north, my south, my east, my west
You are the girl that I love best
With an army of tanks bursting from your chest
I wave my little white flag at thee
Can you see it, babe?
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby don't you go
Hey! Ho!
Oh no no no
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby, don't you go
All supernatural on me
Supernaturally

Now I've turned the mirrors to wall
I've emptied out the peopled halls
I've nailed shut the windows and locked the doors
There is no escape, you see
I chase you up and down the stairs
Under tables and over chairs
I reach out and I touch your hair
And it cuts me like a knife
For there is always something
other little thing you gotta do
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby don't you go
Hey! Ho!
Oh baby, no no no
Hey! Ho!
Oh don't you go
All supernatural on me
Supernaturally
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I like NC but not this particular track
 FlatCat wrote:

Yes, exactly. This is pretentious claptrap. RT is a god. What's with the "Hey. Ho?" Arrr, we be pirates?
 
"Pretentious"? What's it pretending to be? Or are you just using the word as a flash way of saying you just don't like the song?

Blech. Not my cuppa. Ya'll enjoy, I'm taking a walk till its over.
FlatCat wrote:
Yes, exactly. This is pretentious claptrap. RT is a god. What's with the "Hey. Ho?" Arrr, we be pirates?
Put the pipe down and walk away.....
Just got tickets for his first US tour in years. :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2:
Like many artist, I'm looking at you Morissey, you either get it/love it or find it tiresome and insipid. I enjoy Cave and abhor Morissey. But it's all dependent on personal taste.
This guy is really starting to annoy me.
Doesn't work for me. Strikes me as rather ponderous, and many of his songs have the same kind of, er, flourishes.
bokey wrote:
This sounds like Richard Thompson ,except without the talent.(OK I used that line already somewhere) This is like really bad coffeehouse music.
Yes, exactly. This is pretentious claptrap. RT is a god. What's with the "Hey. Ho?" Arrr, we be pirates?
It took me a while to "get" Nick Cave, but now I love him. He's very unique.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Two reasons to like Nick Cave as a person 1 My kids went to the same school as Nick Cave and the school does not mention him when discussing their alumni, preferring to drone about sports 'stars' who play some local nonsense that no-one has ever heard about. Anyone who frightens their old school deserves respect 2 He declined to accept an MTV award with an elegant response
RP has been an excellent introduction to his work. Still not sure what of his stuff I hate or love, but I'm sure I'll figure it out! Speaking of high schools and sports... Wired Science had a great piece this week on how chemistry for kids has basically no chemicals anymore, because everyone is paranoid about injury - but the school sports teams produce orders of magnitude more than the science labs.
UltraNurd wrote:
Or, in my role as an uncultured swine, a who-is-that artist.
Two reasons to like Nick Cave as a person 1 My kids went to the same school as Nick Cave and the school does not mention him when discussing their alumni, preferring to drone about sports 'stars' who play some local nonsense that no-one has ever heard about. Anyone who frightens their old school deserves respect 2 He declined to accept an MTV award with an elegant response
Saaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiint HUCK!
Take a Nick Cave Hater,put him in a box. Plug box into stereo, crank Nick Cave.
SpaceCase wrote:
I really like this one...usually not too over impressed by Nick Cave...but this one is a lot more upbeat and alive than other stuff I've heard of his. Quite Likeable!
Nick Cave and upbeat...three words I never thought I would see in a sentence!
electronicshaman wrote:
guess he's just one of those hate/love artists
Or, in my role as an uncultured swine, a who-is-that artist.
wow, a lot of Nick Cave haters out there guess he's just one of those hate/love artists I reckon he's a genius!! Can't wait for Grinderman!!!
I really like this one...usually not too over impressed by Nick Cave...but this one is a lot more upbeat and alive than other stuff I've heard of his. Quite Likeable!
This sounds like Richard Thompson ,except without the talent. (OK I used that line already somewhere) This is like really bad coffeehouse music.
This is the least-painful song I've ever heard by Nick Cave, and it's still only a 4. But it's followed by Tom Waits, so all is forgiven.
My God, make it stop!!! :frustrated: I could never drink enough to enjoy this!!! Even the Jack Black's style over emoting couldn't save this bombastic mess!!!
"My nipples dragging to Doug Meyer??"
I agree. Nick can write a most evocative tune. Nick's tune "The Carny" unfolds like a story, albeit a horrifying one. dctrpunda wrote:
...Nick Cave has an amazing command of the English language...
Slarti wrote:
I don't make comments very often, and negative even less frequently, but is Bill having a bad day inflicting that tuenless crap on us? I actually used the off button for five minutes with that one. :ass: :ass: :ass: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Now that's just not true, you seem to have had negative comments on things i like enough for me to make me notice your name (also helps that there's the hitchiker's reference in your moniker) if you call this tuneless you judged after using your mute button Nick Cave Rules! He is one of the best and most inventive, literate lyricists ever, as well as having the massive excellence of the Bad Seeds behind him. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is an amazing album, one of his best (together with the good son, let love in & the boatman's call)
Mary_Read wrote:
But he makes up for it in undiluted sex appeal...
It doesn't come through in his singing, not for me, anyway.
The Finns have this shouting band. Perhaps Mr. Cave would care to audition.
:bananajam: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana:
:sunny:
Love Nick Cave and this is one my favorites tunes of his! I adore his voice.
highwindows wrote:
Hate to be picky - but the fact remains Nick just can't sing!
But he makes up for it in undiluted sex appeal...
I don't make comments very often, and negative even less frequently, but is Bill having a bad day inflicting that tuenless crap on us? I actually used the off button for five minutes with that one. :ass: :ass: :ass: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
highwindows wrote:
Hate to be picky - but the fact remains Nick just can't sing!
And yet next to Dylan he sounds like Pavarotti.
Hate to be picky - but the fact remains Nick just can't sing!
PhdGeniusIsAPrik wrote:
Once again, Mr. Genius demonstates his lack of taste in all the good music Radio Paradise plays. I wonder, why does he even listen if everything that Bill plays sucks so bad? Get a life, dude.
I second that thought. :cheesygrin:
Get your hands on a copy of Cave's "And the Ass Saw the Angel". Nick Cave has an amazing command of the English language and if he wants to rhyme ho with no, I say let him. Dylan once rhymed the word "i-dentify" with itself. I say both are masters of prose. Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Does he really rhyme Hey! Ho! Oh baby don't you go Hey! Ho! Oh no no no That clumsy rhyme jars with the evocative imagery of the song. Like a poem by Keats interspersed with a sea shanty. Only more worser
Does he really rhyme Hey! Ho! Oh baby don't you go Hey! Ho! Oh no no no That clumsy rhyme jars with the evocative imagery of the song. Like a poem by Keats interspersed with a sea shanty. Only more worser
Once again, Mr. Genius demonstates his lack of taste in all the good music Radio Paradise plays. I wonder, why does he even listen if everything that Bill plays sucks so bad? Get a life, dude.
I dig it.
ChicoCyclist wrote:
Holy crap, for once I agree with physicgenius!
You might want to look into seeing a doctor if this is truly the case.
Nick Cave's a poet that sorta sings ... much of a muchness with Leonard Cohen. I reckon you sorta have to take the singing in stride to enjoy the poetry :think:
:puke:
wislok wrote:
What's wrong with you all? This is brilliant - as is Nick Cave generally! Hey! Ho!
:yes: :dance:
Funny... typically I really dislike Nick Cave and everyone else seems to rave about him. In this instance, I actually really like this tune, and folks are crapping all over it. Hmmm....
Something Wretched This Way Comes Stretches of this song's writing are physically painful. You know that move where you jerk your head down to one shoulder and scrunch your eyes up? That painful.
No.
Superannoying!!
ChicoCyclist wrote:
Holy crap, for once I agree with physicgenius!
That may be a sign of the coming apocalypse.
What's wrong with you all? This is brilliant - as is Nick Cave generally! Hey! Ho!
Everytime I hate a song and I go to this site to see who it is, it's Nick Cave. Or Richard Thompson.
I was SURE it was Richard Thompson! At least I wasn't the only one...
physicsgenius wrote:
Holy crap, not more Nick Cave!
Holy crap, for once I agree with physicsgenius!
:sunny.gif:
trekhead wrote:
Richard Thompson?
Just what I was thinking! As wild as Richard Thompson can get, I guess :wink:
physicsgenius wrote:
Holy crap, not more Nick Cave!
Holy crap, not another negative song comment by physicsgenius!
"I chase you under tables and over chairs I reach out and touch your hair" or something like that... I have to stop watching so much Twin Peaks. Everything freaks me out now.
Richard Thompson?
physicsgenius wrote:
Holy crap, not more Nick Cave!
Dont pick on Nick... He will go supernatural on you... :)
Holy crap, not more Nick Cave!