Monday, April 10, 2017

Favourite Lyrics of the Moment. Mermaids. Nick Cave


 
 

She was a catch
We were a match
I was the match
That would fire up her snatch
But there was a catch
I was no match
I was fired from her crotch
Now I sit around and watch
The mermaids sun themselves
Out on the rocks
They are beyond our touch
I watch and watch
Them wave at me
They wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the sea

I believe in God
I believe in mermaids too
I believe in seventy two virgins
On a chain why not why not
I believe in the rapture
For I've seen your face
On the floor of the ocean
At the bottom of the rain

I do driver alertness course
I do husband alertness course
I do mermaid alertness course
I watch them out on the rocks
They wave at me
They wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And the ones who go
Down to the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And the ones who go
Down to the sea

This brooding song features the lyric, "I believe in God." Speaking with The Sun, Cave put his apparent statement of faith into context into context. "I'm talking about believing in God, believing in mermaids and believing in 72 virgins," he said. "The song starts reeling off the options and I think what I'm really saying is I believe in the idea of believing in things.


The fact that we humans have that capacity or need to believe is not a shameful thing as some people might see it, but hugely endearing."

Cave also references an incident in December 2010 when he crashed his Jaguar car into a speed camera. "I do driver alertness course," he intones in his baritone croon. The singer and his twin sons all walked away from the accident unharmed, but Cave had to attend a driver alertness course as a punishment. "I rather liked it," he told The Sun. "Because it was really rehab for drivers and there was that kind of shameful look about the people there."


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