Lay Me Low (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

They're gonna lay me low (Lay me low) They're gonna sink me in the snow They're gonna throw back their heads and crow When I go They're gonna jump and shout (Lay me low) They're gonna wave their arms about All the stories will come out When I go All the stars will glow bright (Lay me low) And my friends will give up the fight They'll see my work in a different light When I go They'll try telephoning my mother (Lay me low) But they'll end up getting my brother Who'll spill the story on some long-gone lover That I hardly know Hats off to the man On top of the world Come crawl up here, baby And I'll show you how it works If you wanna be my friend And you wanna repent And you want it all to end And you wanna know when Well do it now don't care how Take your final bow Make a stand Take my hand And blow it all to hell They gonna inform the police chief (Lay me low) Who'll breathe a sigh of relief He'll say I was a malanderer, a badlander, and a thief When I go They will interview my teachers (Lay me low) Who'll say I was one of God's sorrier creatures They'll print informative six-page features When I go They'll bang a big old gong (Lay me low) The motorcade will be ten miles long The world will join together for a farewell song When they put me down below They'll sound a fluegelhorn (Lay me low) And the sea will rage, and the sky will storm All man and beast will mourn When I go Hats off to the man On top of the world Come crawl up here, baby And we can watch this damn thing turn If you wanna be my friend And you wanna repent And you want it all to end And you wanna know when Well do it now Do it now Take a long last bow Take my hand Make a stand And blow it all to hell Lay me low... When I go...