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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Shoot Me Down
Album: B-Sides And Rarities
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Most sentimental nights
I'm in your sights
Shoot me down

There ain't no enemy here
You keep me very near
And shoot me down
Shoot me down

Your hands, they flutter up
Armed and dangerous
My buttercup
Shoot me down
In flames

Stand back, baby
Stand back and let me breathe
I think I'm fallin' out of here
I can hear the grass grow
I can hear the melting snow
I can feel your breath against my ear
I might just disappear
Wouldn't that be nice?
Yea wouldn't that be nice?
Well wouldn't that be nice?

I look into your eyes
Comes as no great surprise
You're gonna shoot me down
Shoot me down

I know that when you smile
It will only be just a short little while
Shoot me down
In flames

Shoot me down (shoot me down)
In flames (shoot me down)
Shoot me down (shoot me down)
In flames (shoot me down)
You're gonna shoot me down (shoot me down)
Oh in flames (shoot me down)
Shoot me down
Shoot me down
In flames
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In Australia this fails the Pub Test: too precious by half

Wouldn't make the Aussie Top 5000

Another work of genius which chimes on an emotional level, from Mr Cave.

With thanks.



{#Notworthy}
 2020sk wrote:
Yesterday was a bit poppy, the day before was morosely electronic, and I was almost giving up on RP.
But I'm delighted to report that they are back to their glorious, perfect best today - at least from my selfish point of view! 

 
That is how my day is going 2020sk!  Yay for Radio Paradise.
One day ago Nick Cave's son died after falling of a Brighton, England cliff not far from the family's home.

I can't begin to image (and pray I never will) what that family must be feeling right now. I'll be thinking warm thought of my own beautiful boy every time I hear his music from now on.  

Peace be with you, Nick. 
what a tragedy his son falling off a cliff! poor bugga! :'( 
Such a shame about Nick's son this week:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/15/nick-cave-son-arthur-dies-brighton-chalk-cliff-fall

 
Yesterday was a bit poppy, the day before was morosely electronic, and I was almost giving up on RP.
But I'm delighted to report that they are back to their glorious, perfect best today - at least from my selfish point of view! 
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Please don't use words like "emo" when describing Nick Cave's work. You wouldn't say "Otis Redding's my main nizzle" either.

 
 kcar wrote: 

 
Wait...what? Not sure I see the logic in those sentences at all. 

I have to ask: is Nick Cave the prodigal son of Leonard Cohen or something like that?  

 
I think the "logic" is about discouraging the anachronistic use of terminology, i.e., applying contemporary or later-used labels to an artist whose work preceded the use of those labels.
What Tom Waits may have sounded like had his voice not gone to ruin.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Please don't use words like "emo" when describing Nick Cave's work. You wouldn't say "Otis Redding's my main nizzle" either.

 
Wait...what? Not sure I see the logic in those sentences at all.

I have to ask: is Nick Cave the prodigal son of Leonard Cohen or something like that?  


Geecheeboy wrote:
It'd be alot funnier if the backup singers would sing "Shoot him down" instead of repeating the singer's line.

  
(Repressed juvenile giggling ensues...)  {#Clap}
 joelbb wrote:
This song is a running narrative of cliches, hackneyed phrases and emo pablum.  Lyrics so bad that they make one wonder how he sings them and maintains his self-esteem.  One can only hope she pulls the trigger sooner rather than later.

 
Please don't use words like "emo" when describing Nick Cave's work. You wouldn't say "Otis Redding's my main nizzle" either.
{#Angel} .... This is O U T S T A N D I N G
I Love Nick and The Bad Seeds, since I was thirteen {#Crown} Now I'm... UHUHHMMM!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
A big fan of the man ever since the Birthday Party....

 
Cool song, he's stating those felt moments we all have at some point in a relationship, reading in their eyes what they ultimately intend on doing to you...Cave is one hard-workin artist, imo, and this collection of rarities and b-sides is exactly what I was long hoping to hear, thanks DJ
There's always been a bit too much of a "poser" vibe from this guy.  Like he's trying too hard, imo.  Ever since I first heard him in the early 90's.
This song is as close as I have ever come to liking a Nick Cave song - still gets a 1.  I really, really do not like this guy.
This song is a running narrative of cliches, hackneyed phrases and emo pablum.  Lyrics so bad that they make one wonder how he sings them and maintains his self-esteem.  One can only hope she pulls the trigger sooner rather than later.
 MargaretAnn wrote:
tom wait-ish, no?

 
No, not for me anyway. Very nice song, however.
 hopper99 wrote:
Jeez, for the first seconds I thought this was Bruce Springsteen - in which case I would have switched station immediately.
 
You too, eh?
Wow! Finally a Nick Cave song I like. This is really nice.
 Geecheeboy wrote:
It'd be alot funnier if the backup singers would sing "Shoot him down" instead of repeating the singer's line.
 
Why, yes it would...{#Tongue-out}{#Tongue-out}{#Tongue-out}
It'd be alot funnier if the backup singers would sing "Shoot him down" instead of repeating the singer's line.
tom wait-ish, no?

 liser wrote:
Dirge-like.
 
I wouldn't go that far, but too many laid back songs in a row.  I'm falling asleep at my desk!

{#Sleep}

I've never heard of Nick Cave before. This is a lovely song (I too thought it was Bruce at first).
Jeez, for the first seconds I thought this was Bruce Springsteen - in which case I would have switched station immediately. But then it turned out to be Nick Cave - SOOO much better, beautiful in fact.

... and not available on German i-Tunes! {#Eyes}{#Cry}{#Cry}

Sunman wrote:
Gawd I love this guy....pure genius.
Agree, except for this song. This reminds me of the few bad Dead Can Dance songs. Same tone, same lack of interest on my part, etc.
snowak wrote:
was that a guns and roses song?
totally.
Laurelia wrote:
Yep, I do agree (this was my upload)
:clap: :sunny:
Sunman wrote:
Gawd I love this guy....pure genius.
Yep, I do agree (this was my upload)
Gawd I love this guy....pure genius.
rarities - that's funny
was that a guns and roses song?
Dirge-like.
Goodness, how I love Nick Cave. Never heard this one before... it's wonderful. :good-vibes:
Poinant. Nicely done.
jxngrl wrote:
for some reason this tune reminds me of "John Wayne Gacy" by Sufjan Stevens.
Perhaps you have peanut butter in your ears. :rolleyes:
The best Nick I've heard yet.
for some reason this tune reminds me of "John Wayne Gacy" by Sufjan Stevens.