Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Sad Waters | Song-Factsheet


Song «Sad Waters» von Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1986 11 03 (Album)
Label: Mute STUMM 034
Songwriter Nick Cave
Produktion: Bad Seeds & Nick Cave & Tony Cohen
Genre: Postpunk, Alternativerock - Singer-Songwriter


Die erste Zeile stammt aus Green, Green Grass Of Home. Statt in Richtung Nostalgie dreht der Song wie oft bei Nick Cave ins Schaurig-Schöne ab. Man findet sich statt in der ersehnten Heimat in einer Southern-Goth-Welt wieder, in der gequälten Seelen in jedem Moment fähig sind, aus tiefster Verzweiflung heraus zu morden. Der Mord wird allerdings nicht explizit vollzogen, er klingt nur in Bildern der Trauer an (Trauerweiden entlang eines Flusses, Mary wirft einen Schatten).

Personen und Querverweise

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave
Bad Seeds
Nick Cave
Tony Cohen


Down the road I look and there runs Mary Hair of gold and lips like cherries We go down to the river where the willows weep Take a naked root for a lovers seat That rose out of the bitten soil But sound to the ground by creeping ivy coils O Mary you have seduced my soul And I don't know right from wrong Forever a hostage of your child's world And then I ran my tin-cup heart along The prison of her ribs And with a toss of her curls That little girl goes wading in Rollin her dress up past her knee Turning these waters into wine Then she platted all the willow vines Mary in the shallows laughing Over where the carp dart Spooked by the new shadows that she cast Across these sad waters and across my heart