Cassiel's Song (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

We've come to bring you home Haven't we, Cassiel? To cast aside your loss and all of your sadness And shuffle off that mortal coil and mortal madness For we're here to pick you up and bring you home Aren't we, Cassiel? It's a place where you did not belong Where time itself was mad and far too strong Where life leapt up laughing and hit you hear on and hurt you Didn't it hurt you, Cassiel? While time outran you and trouble flew toward you And you were there to greet it Weren't you, foolish Cassiel? But here we are, we've come to call you home And here you'll stay, never more to stray Where you can kick off your boots of clay Can't you, Cassiel? For death and you did recklessly collide And time ran out of you, and you ran out of time Didn't you, Cassiel? And all the clocks in all the world May this once just skip a beat in memory of you But then again those damn clocks, they probably won't Will they, Cassiel? One moment you are there Then strangely you are gone But on behalf of us all here We're glad to have you home Aren't we, dear Cassiel?