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Grinderman — Star Charmer
Album: Heathen Child
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7.3

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Total ratings: 892









Released: 2012
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Like a far flung star
There you are
Littlest than before
As you slip from my fingertips
Left me here on the burning shore

Searched and searched
Ah, you were worth so much
More than you ever thought you were
Everything you believe I still carry with me
Broken down on the burning shore

And it must have felt much easier
To have the stars along your side
And it must have felt much easier
To have the world along your side

A Daddy's girl
I see you curl
And sleeping on the floor
Maybe you dream a little dream of me
Down here on the burning shore

Yeah, there you are
Attached to a star
Beyond the point of no return
Maybe you ought to spare a thought
For those of us down here who never learn

And it must have felt much easier
To have the world along your side
And it must have felt much easier
To have the stars along your side
Comments (76)add comment
 cathstewart94 wrote:
I thought I was listening to Alejandro Escovado, from the Boxing Mirror.  Glad to hear the sound of someone new to me. 

 
Alejandro Escovedo?!  This is Nick Cave through and through.  I don't get the comparison at all.... 

I thought I was listening to Alejandro Escovado, from the Boxing Mirror.  Glad to hear the sound of someone new to me. 

I just went 8→9 on this gem of a track.  Maybe part of the appeal is the unheardness nature of it; in fact if you were to ask almost anyone who "Grinderman" is, you might get an xxx type of reply. 

LONG LIVE RP!! (and yes, I do like to make up words)

 oppositelock wrote:

Not a CD.  Back side to a single record.  Super hard to find this song.
 
Any luck finding this? I would love to have it. 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Nick Cave? Haunting song, and even more Haunting cover for the CD

 
Not a CD.  Back side to a single record.  Super hard to find this song.
Nick Cave? Haunting song, and even more Haunting cover for the CD
 pcc wrote:
 ..or record it from RP..

 
LOL!  Bringing up memories of being 16 and and trying to grab my favorite songs off the radio onto tape so I could listen to them in my car.  That's something the whippersnappers don't get to experience.
perfect weather outside on an outstanding day yet these lyrics easily bring tears, written a while before the loss of a son

strong artist
 chuck_flacks wrote:
I like this song. But I was very distracted by the graphic — so racist!! A black woman as the "heathen child?" Yuck!!

 
Her blackness is far from the most striking aspect of that image. I suspect you are just trolling.
 chuck_flacks wrote:
I like this song. But I was very distracted by the graphic — so racist!! A black woman as the "heathen child?" Yuck!!

 
I find the cover to be challenging, like the music.
 smdeeg wrote:
Great.  Only available on a limited edition 12" vinyl.

  ..or record it from RP..


Great.  Only available on a limited edition 12" vinyl.
Great song Bill.  Thought I had all of Grinderman in my collection, but that one eluded me
 chuck_flacks wrote:
I like this song. But I was very distracted by the graphic — so racist!! A black woman as the "heathen child?" Yuck!!

 
Sheesh..  each artist has their own motives, beliefs,  and convictions.  Art is a very personal thing and you have no idea what that represents.  Are you sure this artist is a racist... get over yourself.  
Haven't heard this one in a while. Great song.
She's whispering the words,
Xenophilia is lucky go easy 
  It reachs for the skies..
I like this song. But I was very distracted by the graphic — so racist!! A black woman as the "heathen child?" Yuck!!
I love Mondays like this :)
Hard to listen to this now knowing that Nick and his family have just lost their 15 year old son. Thoughts and prayers go out to them as they weather that inconceivable storm.
So sorry to hear about Nick Cave's 15-year-old son passing away.

As the father of two teenagers, my heart goes out to the family. 
 Stingray wrote:
If I die, this is the kinda song I want to be played for me for the BIG TRIP!

 
"If" and not "when." I want your medical team.
 Stingray wrote:
If I die, this is the kinda song I want to be played for me for the BIG TRIP!

 
Live Long and Prosper Mr. Spock
from an 8 to a 9....
9 people rated this to be a 1 !

Could have been nobody but ISIS. 

Or super Morons!
10 of course!
If I die, this is the kinda song I want to be played for me for the BIG TRIP!
Can it get anz better....

WOOW...

Nick sounds like he is in a world of hurt - even more than normal.
10
And here I thought all of Cave's G- man stuff was noisy.
 treehugger wrote:
A lot of forehead in that band. 
 
Bump. Yes indeed there is, and more to come I'd guess. Saw Nick and Warren in concert this week. . . they (or their foreheads) did not disappoint. 
I'm a fan of Nick and all his various musical endeavors, but this song seems to be a bit overplayed on RP lately...
 pinto wrote:

I think the tormented voice of Nick is really Slim Whitman, too old to still hit the high notes.  Tormented indeed.

 
Slim could always hit the high notes.  You are apparently not familiar with his work.
 unclehud wrote:
That's some scary shite on the album cover ....

 
only the overlay, the rest is sweet.....{#Dance}
...i thought i was hearing nick cave!..


edit:  ...ah, after consulting the collective brain, my ears did not deceive me after all - nick cave plus warren ellis?..interesting!.. 
I think this tune is supreme   


Happy 4th! 
now if only I could buy it....
 Ghiaap wrote:
Beautiful song! Love the violin and the tormented voice of Nick

 
I think the tormented voice of Nick is really Slim Whitman, too old to still hit the high notes.  Tormented indeed.
That's some scary shite on the album cover ....
 :+:_DL wrote:
2nd that

 
I'll second that second. I'd love to hear more form this album. Especially since I just went to Amazon and saw how much it would cost to buy it. {#Eek}
Beautiful song! Love the violin and the tormented voice of Nick
Great, great song. Hearing this on RP made me go out and buy the 12" single.
 {#Nyah}juanos wrote:


 
Pu-lease!!! We get your point without being squeezed off the planet to make room for it.
{#Yawn}
I was just about to say that - not sure why, but it ages incredibly  well  
lily34 wrote:
i like this more each time i hear it.

 


 :+:_DL wrote:

2nd that

 
ditto, Bill just play the whole damn thing. This is soooo good.

Warren Ellis {#Boohoo}
Warren Ellis

Grindermen Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
having scrutinized at length the cover art, I conclude that the color of the hair is not quite right to match the mouth and eyes.
 bc wrote:
Nice...
Do we have anything else off this album we could hear?

...nudge, nudge...

 
2nd that
Nice...
Do we have anything else off this album we could hear?

...nudge, nudge...
oh thank god the antidote to your playing PM & Wings!  That choice had me jump off a ladder to hit psd

Grinderman = Joy 
f-ing awesome
 lily34 wrote:
i like this more each time i hear it.
  me too


i like this more each time i hear it.
Like a far flung star
There you are
Littlest than before
As you slip from my fingertips
Left me here on the burning shore

Searched and searched
Ah, you were worth so much
More than you ever thought you were
Everything you believe I still carry with me
Broken down on the burning shore

And it must have felt much easier
To have the stars along your side
And it must have felt much easier
To have the world along your side

A Daddy's girl
I see you curl
And sleeping on the floor
Maybe you dream a little dream of me
Down here on the burning shore

Yeah, there you are
Attached to a star
Beyond the point of no return
Maybe you ought to spare a thought
For those of us down here who never learn

And it must have felt much easier
To have the world along your side
And it must have felt much easier
To have the stars along your side
LOVELY!

9-10


 RPJunkie wrote:
Saw Nick and the Bad Seeds last night at the Chicago Theater.

Amazing show.
 
I saw him last night in Denver.  Front row.  Fantastic.  He gets better with age.  Glad to finally see a Grinderman song on here!
 
A lot of forehead in that band. 
hook line sinker
I want a whole Album like that !
Saw Nick and the Bad Seeds last night at the Chicago Theater.

Amazing show.
Yeah!
 Poacher wrote:
Mr Cave is currently touring and is selling out across the world. You can read that a number of ways, but the truth is he is really an unknown superstar. 
 

And with ticket prices starting at $200 a pop. Screw that.
Mr Cave is currently touring and is selling out across the world. You can read that a number of ways, but the truth is he is really an unknown superstar. 
i was JUST listening to grinderman last night! weird weird coincidence.
Awesome cover art! Now play "No Pussy Blues".
Man, I gotta listen to RP more. Had no idea Nick Cave had another project, let alone the second disc was released 3 years ago!!

{#Doh}
{#Arrow}Beurk !
 aspicer wrote:
Very cool - was not aware of yet another Grinderman disc - excellent! I expect this is among the 1-2 calm ballads on the album - excited to hear the more hardcore tracks I'm sure are also on the disc!
 
as rzuphal pointed out, this isn't a new album, it's a red vinyl single or something. Song's from 2010 but could be a different version, what do I know? 
 casey1024 wrote:
no
 
Yes, and I raise you a most certainly.
Very cool - was not aware of yet another Grinderman disc - excellent! I expect this is among the 1-2 calm ballads on the album - excited to hear the more hardcore tracks I'm sure are also on the disc!
no
Ah, Nick, where ha' ye been?
definitely 2010 :)


That Nick Cave... always so jolly.
Nick Cave.... what a wonderful weirdo