“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard

Monday, February 14, 2005

So since it's Valentines Day and all I thought I'd provide the lyrics to my favorite love song.

Don't tell me I'm not romantic...


Where The Wild Roses Grow
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (featuring Kylie Minogue)

Male Voice
Female Voice


They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day


From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
She stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
That grew down the river, all bloody and wild


When he knocked on my door and entered the room
My trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand
He wiped at the tears that ran down my face


They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day


On the second day I brought her a flower
She was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen
I said, "Do you know where the wild roses grow
So sweet and scarlet and free?"


On the second day he came with a single red rose
Said: "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow"
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
He said, "If I show you the roses, will you follow?"


They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

On the third day he took me to the river
He showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word
As he knelt above me with a rock in his fist


On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye, said, "All beauty must die"
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth


They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day...




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