Midnight Man

hold that chrysalis in yr palm

see it split & change

it won’t do you any harm

it’s just trying to rearrange

it was born to live a day

now it flies up from yr h&

(it’s beautiful)

it’s the one they call

yr ever-loving man

wolves have carried yr babies away

o yr kids drip from their teeth

the nights are long & the day

is bitter cold beyond belief

you spread yourself like a penitent

upon the mad vibrating s&

& through yr teeth

arrange to meet

yr midnight man

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round!!!

o baby don’t y/ see

everybody wants to be

yr midnight man!!!!!

don’t disturb me as I sleep

treat me gentle when I wake

don’t disturb me as I sleep

even though yr body aches

even though yr body aches

to serve at his comm&

betwn the wars

she still adores

her ever-loving man

close yr eyes, sleep in him

dream of yr lost sons & daughters

me, I’ll raise up the dorsal fin

& glide up & down the waters

I’ll glide up & down the waters

then I’ll walk upon the l&

& call em out

the ones who doubt

yr midnight man

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round!!!

o darling don’t y/ see

everybody wants to be

yr midnight man!!!!!

it’s early in the morning

& I don’t know what to do

it’s early in the morning

& I can’t believe it’s true

it’s early in the morning

& it’s happening again

I called y/ once

I called y/ twice

ain’t I yr midnight man

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round to my place!!!

everybody’s coming round!!!

they want y/

they love y/

they need to be

yr midnight man!!!

everybody’s coming round

everybody’s coming round

everybody’s coming round

everybody’s coming round

to be yr midnight man!!!

to be yr midnight man!!!

Nick Cave: vocals.

Warren Ellis: loops, fender mandocaster, tenor guitar.

Mick Harvey: organ, electric guitar.

Jim Sclavunos: drums. Martyn Casey: bass.

Thomas Wydler: shaker, tambourine.