Abattoir Blues (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

from Neon White by A Pregnant Light

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The sun is high up in the sky
and I'm in my car
drifting down into the abattoir

Do you see what I see dear?
The air grows heavy
I listen to your breath
Entwined together in this culture of death

Do you see what I see dear?
Slide on over here and give me a squeeze
To avert this unholy evolutionary trajectory
Can you hear what I hear babe?
Does it make you feel afraid?

Everything's dissolving babe, according to plan
the sky's on fire the dead are heaped across the land
I went to bed last night and my moral code got jammed
I woke up this morning with an iPhone in my hand

I kissed you once
I kissed you again
My heart it tumbled like the stock exchange

Do you feel what I feel dear?
Mass extinction, darling, hypocrisy
These things are not good for me

Do you see what I see dear?
the line that God throws down to you and me
makes a pleasing geometry
Shall we leave this place now dear?
Is there some way out of here?

I wake with the sparrows and I hurry off to work
The need for validation babe, gone completely berserk
I wanted to be your Superman but I turned out such a jerk
I wanted to be your daddy, babe, but I turned out such a jerk.

I've got the abattoir blues,
right down to my boots.

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from Neon White, released June 25, 2015

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