Nick had just stolen a pack of cigarettes from the local gas station, and as he pulled one out to smoke, he found himself  running into another man, going the opposite way. Not accepting the blame, he grumbled, “Hey buddy watch where you are going.”

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“I was about 12 years old and I was sitting watching the television and it was some kind of talent show, you know, and on marches this monkey, this ape, in a pair of red-checked trousers with a little matching jacket holding a ukelele and it started jigging around playing it, and it was looking straight into the camera, straight at me, and I remember thinking, that’s it, that’ll be me, you know, that’ll be me.”

Happy Birthday Nick Cave | 22.09.1957

The Weeping Song
  • The Weeping Song
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The Good Son
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-Go son, go down to the water and see the women weeping there. Then go up into the mountains, the men they are all weeping to.

-Father, why are all the women weeping?

-They are all weeping for their men.

-But then why are all the men there weeping?

-They are weeping back at them.

“This is a weeping song, a song in which to weep, while all the men and women sleep. This is a weeping song, but I won’t be weeping long.”

-Father, why are all the children weeping?

-Oh, they are merely crying son.

-Oh, are they merely crying, father?

-Yes, true weeping is yet to come.

“This is the weeping song, a song in which to weep, while all the little children sleep. This is a weeping song, but I won’t be weeping long.”

-Oh, father tell me are you weeping? Your face it seems wet to touch. Oh, then I’m so sorry, father, I never thought I hurt you so much.

“This is a weeping song, a song in which to weep, while we rock ourselves to sleep. This is a weeping song, but I won’t be weeping long, no I won’t be weeping long, no I won’t be weeping long, no i won’t be weeping long.”

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