“Foi na cruz” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Foi na cruz, foi na cruz Que um dia Meus pecados castigados em Jesus Foi na cruz Que um dia Foi na cruz Love comes a-knocking Comes a-knocking upon our door But you, you and me, love We don’t live here any more Foi na cruz, foi na cruz Que um dia Meus pecados castigados […]…

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“One more time with feeling…” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Mostly I never knew which way was out Once it was on, it was on and that was that The umbilicus was a force that they’d found in rabid blood Then I spin on my wheel like a laboratory rat I was an electrical storm on the bathroom floor, clutching the bowl My blood was […]…

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“Jesus Alone” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

You fell from the sky Crash landed in a field Near the river Adur Flowers spring from the ground Lambs burst from the wombs of their mothers In a hole beneath the bridge You convalesced, you fashioned masks of twigs and clay You cried beneath the dripping trees Ghost song lodged in the throat of […]…

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“Sunforest” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

[Verse 1] I lay in the forest amongst the butterflies and the fireflies And the burning horses and the flaming trees As a spiral of children climb up to the sun Waving goodbye to you and goodbye to me As the past pulls away and the future begins I say goodbye to all that as the future rolls in…

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“Death is not the end” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Might as well be (when in doubt), who knows? Might as well not be (when inspired). In any case, Music only is allowed, and even driven, to sing that “death is not the end”; immortality and actuality belong to its essence. Just as Music only is entitled to posit, without any vulgarity whatsoever, that la…

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“Ghosteen” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

[Verse 1] This world is beautiful Held within its stars I keep it in my heart The stars are your eyes I loved them right from the start A world so beautiful And I keep it in my heart [Bridge] A ghosteen dances in my hand Slowly twirling, twirling all around A glowing circle in my hand Dancing, dancing,…

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Antinatalismo e Mistério (Rodrigo Inácio R. Sá Menezes)

“O que nos distingue de nossos antepassados é nossa petulância em face do Mistério. Nós até o desbatizamos: assim nasceu o Absurdo…” (Silogismos da amargura) AFASTA-ME do antinatalismo a total carência do sentido do mistério, o misterioso, no caso, sendo uma categoria teológica ou — a fortiori — mística por excelência — e perfeitamente fora…

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“Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen review – a heavenly haunting” (Kitty Empire)

The Guardian, 5 Oct 2019 In the first album wholly written since the death of his son, Cave reaches an extraordinary, sad and beautiful artistic evolution WHAT IS the worst that can happen? And what happens after the worst does? Nick Cave, leader of the Bad Seeds, his band of over 30 years, has had…

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“Bright Horses” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

La disparition des animaux, en fait, leur liquidation, est un acte d’une gravité sans précédent. Leur bourreau a littéralement envahi le paysage. Il n’y a plus de place que pour lui. Quelle tristesse de voir un homme là où on pouvait contempler un cheval! [A desaparição dos animais, sua liquidação de fato, é um ato…

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“Fireflies” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

How about Nick Cave & The Good Seeds (of Mustard)? Jesus lying in his mother’s arms Is a photon released from a dying star We move through the forest at night The sky is full of momentary light And everything we need is just too far We are photons released from a dying star We are fireflies a child…

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Ghosteen (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

La musique n’existe qu’aussi longtemps que dure l’audition, comme Dieu qu’autant que dure l’extase. L’art suprême et l’être suprême ont ceci de commun qu’ils dépendent entièrement de nous. [A música só existe enquanto dura a audição, como Deus enquanto dura o êxtase. A arte suprema e o ser supremo possuem isto em comum, o fato…

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