Friday, September 9, 2016

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds release a new album with one song on it titled ''ANTHROCENE'' (note the spelling and listen to the lyrics, too)


YOUTUBE LINK: [audio only]

All the fine winds gone
And this sweet world is so much older
Animals pull the night around their shoulders
Flowers fall to their naked knees
Here I come now, here I come
I hear you been out there looking for something to love
The dark force at the edge of the tree
It's alright, it's alright
When you turn so long and lovely, it's hard to believe
That we're falling now in the name of the Anthrocene
All the things we love, we love, we love, we lose
It's our bodies that fall when they try to rise
And I hear you been looking out for something to love
Sit down beside me and I'll name it for you
Behold, behold
The heaven bound sea
The wind cast its shadow and moves for the tree
Behold the animals and the birds and the sky entire
I hear you been out there looking for something to set on fire
The head bow children fall to their knees
Humbled in the age of the Anthrocene
Here they come now, here they come
Are pulling you away
There are powers at play more forceful than we
Come over here and sit down and say [?] prayer
A prayer to the air, the air that we breathe
And the astonishing rise of the Anthrocene
Come on now, come on now
Hold your breath while you're safe
It's a long way back and I'm begging you please
To come home now, come home now


Read more: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Anthrocene Lyrics | MetroLyrics

"All the things we love, we lose," Nick Cave sings on "Anthrocene," a dark and jazzy rumination on loss from Skeleton Tree, his captivating 16th album with backing band the Bad Seeds. The song as a whole is so understated and loose that the earnestness of his lyrics catch you by surprise. Here is the dean of literary gothic song-craft, a master of wordplay, symbolism and irony, baring his soul like never before.

#Anthrocene" using ANDY @Revkin's 1992 spelling of what later in 2002 became #Anthropocene.  #CliFi

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