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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

Lyrics © PREMIERE MUSIC GROUP, BMG Rights Management
Written by: Nicholas Cave

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Сергей Сагайдачный

Очень нравится песня Шикарное совместное исполнение Слушал ещё в в 1996 году

Nick Beck

“And I kissed her goodbye, said all beauty must die”. So beautiful, disturbing and emotional line. Nick Cave have to be the greatest lyricist of the past 30 years.

ANZACJugger0

I dunno man... have you heard of a ballad called "guchi gang"?

Fahima Ahmed

@AT ..👹

AT

@Kelly Ryan exactly !!! I was a kid when this was on MTV and I thought it was all kinds of wrong. Why would anyone glorify murdering a woman ?

Fahima Ahmed

@Kelly Ryan 🤔👍

Kelly Ryan

What’s so beautiful about a Psycho looney tune?

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Mikołaj Bieliński

This is not song ..... This is timeless masterpiece

:..4liax:..

For sure, like many songs of the Greatest Nick!!!

_Rain Man_

отличный дуэт, исполнение на высшем уровне аж до мурашек))

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