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    "Darker With The Day" Lyrics

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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    So with that, I thought I'd take a final walk
    The tide of public opinion had started to abate
    The neighbours, bless them, had turned out to be all talk
    I could see their frightened faces
    Peering at me through the gate

    I was looking for an end to this, for some kind of closure
    Time moved so rapidly, I had no hope of keeping track of it
    And I thought of my friends who had died of exposure
    And I remembered other ones who had died from the lack of it

    And in my best shoes, I started falling forward down the street
    Stopped at a church and jostled through the crowd
    Love followed just behind me, panting at my feet
    As the steeple tore the stomach from a lonely little cloud

    Inside I sat, seeking the presence of a God
    I searched through the pictures in a leather bound book
    And I found a woolly lamb dozing in an issue of blood
    And a gilled Jesus shivering on a fisherman's hook

    And babe
    It seems so long
    Since you've been gone, away
    And I
    Just got to say
    That it grows darker with the day

    Back on the street, I saw a great big smiling sun
    It was a good day and an evil day and all was bright and new
    It seemed to me that most destruction was being done
    By those who could not choose between the two

    Amateurs, dilettantes, hacks, cowboys, clones
    The streets groan with little Caesars, Napoleons and cunts
    With their building blocks and their tiny plastic phones
    Counting on their fingers, with a crumbs down their fronts

    I passed by your garden, saw you with your flowers
    The Camellias, Magnolias and Azaleas so sweet
    And I stood there invisible in the panicking crowds
    You looked so beautiful in the rising heat

    I smell smoke, see little fires bursting on the lawns
    People carry on regardless, listening to their hands
    Great cracks appear in the pavement, the earth yawns
    Bored and disgusted, to do us down

    It seems so long
    Since you've been gone, you went away
    And I
    Just got to say
    That it grows darker with the day

    All these streets are frozen now, I come and go
    Full of a longing for something I do not know
    My father sits slumped in the deepening snow
    As I search, in and out, above, about and below

    It seems so long
    Since you've been gone and you went away
    And I
    Opened and pray
    That it grows darker with the day
    This song was submitted on June 20th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Nicholas Edward Cave, Warren Ellis.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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