Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Haunting Melody

Yesterday I was out for dinner with some friends when one of them asked us to listen to this song. I was instantly attracted to the song and she suggested we watch the video too. The song is pretty morbid but wow I love it and the lyrics just captivates you. It’s an old song (95 - which I missed) but seriously you should listen to it. The video is pretty morbid so watch it only if you like morbid songs and movies.

The song is featured in Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Murder Ballads". Here's an interview with Nick Cave. Click more for the lyrics.

Where the wild roses grow
Artist : Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave
Lyrics and music by : Nick Cave



They call me the wild rose
But my name is elisa day
Why they call me it i do not know
For my name is elisa day

From the first day i saw her i knew she was the one
As 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

Chorus

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?"

Chorus

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 stood smiling 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
As i kissed her goodbye, i said, "all beauty must die"
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

Chorus

3 comments:

Jeevan said...

Very sweet the lines are, let me check the videos now.

michy said...

Hey, i just wana compliment you for the photos you take. REALLY GREAT! especially the ones on your blog header. I LOVEEEEE THEM!

visithra said...

jeevan : its a sad song dear

michy : thanks ;)