I Let Love In (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Despair and Deception, Love's ugly little twins Came a-knocking on my door, I let them in Darling, you're the punishment for all my former sins I let love in The door it opened just a crack, but love was shrewd and bold My life flashed before my eyes, it was a horror to behold A life-sentence sweeping confetti from the floor of a concrete hole I let love in Well, I've been bound and gagged and I've been terrorized And I've been castrated and I've been lobotomized But never has my tormentor come in such a cunning disguise I let love in O Lord, tell me what I done Please don't leave me here on my own Where are my friends? My friends are gone So if you're sitting all alone and hear a-knocking at your door And the air is full of promises, well buddy, you've been warned Far worse to be Love's lover than the lover that Love has scorned I let love in