The sun is high up in the sky and I'm in my car Drifting down into the abattoir Do you see what I see, dear? The air grows heavy I listen to your breath Entwined together in this culture of death Do you see what I see, dear?
Slide on over here, let me give you a squeeze To avert this unholy evolutionary trajectory Can you hear what I hear, babe? Does it make you feel afraid?
Everything's dissolving, babe, according to plan (oh yeah) The sky is on fire, the dead are heaped across the land (oh yeah) I went to bed last night and my moral code got jammed (oh yeah) I woke up this morning with a frappucino in my hand (oh yeah)
I kissed you once I kissed you again My heart it tumbled like the stock exchange Do you feel what I feel, dear? Mass extinction, darling, hypocrisy These things are not good for me Do you see what I see, dear? The line the God throws down to you and me Makes a pleasing geometry Shall we leave this place now, dear? Is there some way out of here?
I wake with the sparrows and I hurry off to work (oh yeah) The need for validation, babe, gone completely berserk (oh yeah) I wanted to be your Superman but I turned out such a jerk I got the abattoir blues I got the abattoir blues I got the abattoir blues Right down to my shoes (abbatoir blues) Down to my shoes (abbatoir blues) (Abbatoir blues) (Abbatoir blues) (Abbatoir blues) (Abbatoir blues)
Writer/s: Nicholas Cave, Warren Ellis
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Mute Song Limited
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Mickey Knox from Crowleyville, WvWow. "Abattoir Blues" rocks. I like the whole post-nuclear apocalypse idea especially since Mad Max is one of my favorite movies. I have often wondered what would life would be like in a dystopian society. Would the survivors devolve ino simply hunter/gatherer types or would they become more of a barbaric tribe. Like I previously stated I like movies and songs that have a bleak future theme and Abattior Blues fits right in.
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