Album: The Boatman's Call (1996)
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  • For you, dear, I was born
    For you I was raised up
    For you I've lived, and for you I will die
    For you I am dying now
    You were my mad little lover
    In a world where everybody fucks everybody else over
    You who are so far from me
    Far from me
    So far from me
    Way across some cold neurotic sea
    Far from me

    I would talk to you of all matter of things
    With a smile you would reply
    Then the sun would leave your pretty face
    And you'd retreat from the front of your eyes
    I keep hearing that you're doing best
    I hope your heart beats happy in your infant breast
    You are so far from me
    Far from me
    Far from me

    There is no knowledge but I know it
    There's nothing to learn from that vacant voice
    That sails to me across the line
    From the ridiculous to the sublime
    It's good to hear you're doing so well
    But, really, can't you find somebody else that you can ring and tell?
    Did you ever
    Care for me?
    Were you ever
    There for me?
    So far from me

    You told me you'd stick by me
    Through the thick and through the thin
    Those were your very words
    My fair-weather friend
    You were my brave-hearted lover
    At the first taste of trouble went running back to mother
    So far from me
    Far from me
    Suspended in your bleak and fish-less sea
    Far from me
    Far from me Writer/s: Nicholas Cave
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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  • George from Pittsburgh, PaIf you want to hear a great explanation of this song, listen to Cave's spoken word "lecture" album "The secret Life of the Love Song"
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