Nick Cave (From The Sun March 7, 2008): "'Night Of The Lotus Eaters' is about apathy in the face of catastrophe. Why aren't we running through the streets in a state of hysteria? I often wonder that. It surprises me that we are able to just sit around while some esteemed scientists say the apocalypse will have arrived in half a century."
Mickey Knox from Crowleyville, WvVery creepy sounding and very cryptic. I have read what the song is supposed to be about but it could also be about a zombie invasion. Especially the part about shooting yourself. I don't think it is a suicide song but I can see how some of the lyrics do suggest that particular act. The title sounds like it could have come from a movie. The song could easily play during a horror movie trailer.
"White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition.