Ooh, I know my headline is a bold statement but I think it’s so true. Of course others may not agree with me but I dare you to listen to or read these lyrics and not be moved.
The below is part of the song. Who is this?
And she floats upon the breeze
She moves among the flowers
She moves something deep inside of me.
I was walking around the flower show like a leper
Coming down with some kind of nervous hysteria
When I saw you standing there, green eyes, black hair
Up against the pink and purple wisteria
You said, hey, nature boy, are you looking at me
With some unrighteous intention?
My knees went weak, I couldn’t speak, I was having thoughts
That were not in my best interests to mention…
…And we moved through the days and through the years
Years passed by, we were walking by the sea
You smiled at me and said, Babe
I think this thing is getting kind of serious
You pointed at something and said
Have you ever seen such a beautiful thing?
It was then that I broke down
It was then that you lifted me up again…
Every time I hear this song I just want someone to sing it to me and mean it. It doesn’t even have to be singing, it can be saying and it doesn’t even have to be these words, it could be something similar said with the same passion with which these words are sung.
Who is it? Have you guessed yet? That’s right, it’s Nick Cave’s ‘Nature Boy’ from the fantastic double album Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus.
Go on, go and get a copy and listen to it, read the lyrics and don’t tell me you weren’t moved.
I’m not normally a love song kind of girl but with words and music like this I can’t resist.
What’s your favourite love song and why?
Oh there are some wonderful Nick Cave lyrical moments in my romantic memories and daydreams.
Mind you, Hunters and Collectors throwing their arms around me was always pretty special.
My high school romantic moment song was unfortunately “What About Me”
Oh yes I do remember that Hunters and Collectors song. What about me is quite unfortunate as for me it falls into the cringe category, especially when Shannon Noll did it.