Sort by Release
Ghosteen
Fireflies
Hollywood

Anthrocene

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

2016

Oh the fine wind is gone

And this sweet world is so much older

The animals pull the night around their shoulders

The flowers fall to their naked knees

Here I come now! Here I come!

I hear you’ve been out there looking for something to love

There’s a dark force that shifts at the edge of the trees

It’s all right! It’s all right!

Well, you’ve turned so long and lovely it’s hard to believe

That we’re falling now in the name of the Anthrocene

O the things we love we love we love, we lose

It’s our bodies that fall when we’re trying to rise

I hear you’ve been out looking for something to love

Sit down beside me and I’ll name it for you

Behold! Behold the heaven-bound seas!

The wind casts its shadow and it moves through the trees

Behold the animals and the birds and the sky entire

I hear you’ve been out there looking for something to set on fire

The head-bowed children fall to their knees

Humbled in the age of the Anthrocene

Here they come now! Here they come, pulling you away

There are powers at play more forceful than we

Come over here and sit down and say a short prayer

A prayer to the air! To the air that we breathe!

And the astonishing rise of the Anthrocene

Come on now! Come on now!

Hold your breath while you say

It’s a long way back and I’m begging you please

To come home now. Come home now

I heard you’ve been out looking for something to love

Close your eyes, little world, and brace yourself.

Ooops, no player here yet!