There she stands, this lovely creature There she stands, there she stands With her hair full of ribbons And green gloves on her hands
So I asked this lovely creature Yes, I asked; yes, I asked Would she walk with me a while Through this night so fast
She took my hand, this lovely creature "Yes," she said; "Yes," she said "Yes, I'll walk with you a while." It was a joyful man she led
Over hills, this lovely creature Over mountains, over ranges By great pyramids and sphinxes We met drifters and strangers
Oh, the sands, my lovely creature And the mad, moaning winds At night the deserts writhed With diabolical things
Through the night, through the night The wind lashed and it whipped me When I got home, my lovely creature She was no longer with me
Somewhere she lies, this lovely creature Beneath the slow drifting sands With her hair full of ribbons And green gloves on her hands
Writer/s: Blixa Bargeld, Martyn Casey, Michael Harvey, Nicholas Cave, Thomas Wydler
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Andrea from Australia Who needs to read when you have the brilliant Nick Cave to vocalize. I can feel at least 10 emotions through every song, you can FEEL every character; you can imagine yourself in that setting, as someone looking from above. Nick is majestic, I have never felt the emotions I do through Nick, I have Nick days where I'm teary (come sail your ships around me) and days where I want to go lottie on the world. I could watch and listen to him for hours (not in a creepy way). This man has made me see , question and understand things through his lyrics that I could never Express.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.