The Sorrowful Wife

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds


Year:
2001
5:18
76 
#1

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

I married my wife on the day of the eclipse
Our friends awarded her courage with gifts
Now as the nights grow longer and the season shifts
I look to my sorrowful wife
Who is quietly tending her flowers
Who is quietly tending her

The water is high on the beckoning river
I made her a promise I could not deliver
And the cry of the birds sends a terrible shiver
Through me and my sorrowful wife
Who is shifting the furniture around
Who is shifting the furniture around

Now we sit beneath the knotted Yew
And the bluebells bob up around our shoes
The task of remembering the telltale clues
Goes to my sorrowful wife
Who is counting the days on her fingers
Who is counting the days on her

Come on and help me baby
Come on now
Come on and help me baby
I was blind
The grass here grows long and high
Twists right up to the sky
White clouds roll on by
Come on now and help me babe
I was blind
I was a fool babe
I was blind
A loose wind last night blew down
Black trees bent to the ground
Their blossoms made such a sound
That I could not even hear myself think babe
I was blind
I was a fool babe
I was a blind fool, babe
I was a fool babe
I was blind babe
I was a fool babe
I was a blind fool, babe
I was a fool

Blind babe
Blind babe
Blind babe

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

Written by: Nicholas Cave

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the The Sorrowful Wife Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The Sorrowful Wife Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 22 Jan. 2022. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/4575017/Nick+Cave+%26+the+Bad+Seeds>.

    Missing lyrics by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds?

    Know any other songs by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    The Sorrowful Wife

    40,276
    299     5

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Rockstar David Howell Evans is better known by what name?
    • A. The Purge
    • B. The Edge
    • C. The Serge
    • D. The Verge

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds's

    Upcoming Events

    »
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!