Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Anthrocene Lyrics


All the fine winds gone

And this sweet world is so much older

Animals pull the night around their shoulders

Flowers fall to their naked knees

Here I come now, here I come

I hear you been out there looking for something to love

The dark force that shifts at the edge of the tree

It’s alright, it’s alright

When you turn so long and lovely, it’s hard to believe

That we’re falling now in the name of the Anthrocene

All the things we love, we love, we love, we lose

It’s our bodies that fall when they try to rise

And I hear you been looking out for something to love

Sit down beside me and I’ll name it for you

Behold, behold

The heaven bound sea

The wind cast its shadow and moves for the tree

Behold the animals and the birds and the sky entire

I hear you been out there looking for something to set on fire

The head bow children fall to their knees

Humbled in the age of the Anthrocene

Here they come now, here they come

Are pulling you away

There are powers at play more forceful than we

Come over here and sit down and say a short prayer

A prayer to the air, the air that we breathe

And the astonishing rise of the Anthrocene

Come on now, come on now

Hold your breath while you’re safe

It’s a long way back and I’m begging you please

To come home now, come home now

Well, I heard you been out looking for something to love

Close your eyes, little worm

And brace yourself