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Where the Wild Roses Grow
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lyrics


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 that 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
He said "Will you give me your loss and your sorrow"
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
"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 that 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 I lent down and planted a rose 'tween her teeth

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

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Written by: Nicholas Cave

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Tony Bittner-Collins

Kylie Minogue:
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.

Nick Cave:
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.

Kylie Minogue:
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 that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day.

Nick Cave:
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?'

Kylie Minogue:
On the second day he came with a single red rose
He said 'Will you give me your loss and your sorrow'
I nodded my head, as I lay on the bed
'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 that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day.

Kylie Minogue:
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.

Nick Cave:
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 I leant down and planted a rose 'tween her teeth.

Kylie Minogue:
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day
My name was Elisa Day
For my name was Elisa Day.



Zuzana Špuntová

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 that 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've 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
He said: 'Give me your loss and your sorrow'
I nodded my head,
As I lay on the bed
'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 that 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
She laid on the bank, the wind light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye
Said, 'All beauty must die'
And I lent down and planted a rose
'tween 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
My name was Elisa Day
For my name was Elisa Day



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Sam uelson

Has there ever been a more beautiful song about being so in love with someone you want to take them to the riverbank and beat them to death with a rock?

Heidi Merin Langmo

Digger

Freeborn John

No

Ethan Sloan

Isn't that what November Rain is about?

Laura Bootsch

Yes: In Boxes by Queen Aurora. ⚘But I agree, this Song is unicque und really Beautiful. Dark and Brutal and Beautiful like Love sometimes is... I know, that this sounded pretty queezy, but I couldn't find better words. 😅

Lullaby Haus

Gollum and fishes vibes <3

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MsCECTPA

Одна из любимейших песен эвер (кто после Лонгплей?)

Jordan Christian

@Bowen Kade definitely, I've been using Flixzone for months myself :D

Bowen Kade

Pro tip : you can watch series on Flixzone. I've been using them for watching all kinds of movies during the lockdown.

Bairta M

И я)

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