Sail Away (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

I climbed the hill, lay in the grass A little dark-eyed girl drifted past She said all the best is come, it could not last And the worst, it has come true Her hands are small and fluttered up I lay amongst the buttercups I pulled on my coat and buttoned it up For the worst, it had come true Sail away, sail away To a place where your troubles can't follow Sail away, sail away Save all your tears for tomorrow Orphans of the city moved toward us And the swallows swooped and the starlings warned us And the peril in everything It assured us that the worst had come true And all my sorrows made their bed beside me The shame, the disgrace and the brutality And she whispered then "Let laughter flee." For the worst, it has come true Dry your tears, forget while we're here Leave all your sorrows behind you Never lose heart, all things will pass To a place where your troubles can't find you She came beside me amongst my coat Her breath was warm against my throat We clung to each other so very close For the worst, it had come true Sail away, sail away To a place where your heart will not shame you Take my hand through this night without end For the worst, it has come to claim you Sail away, sail away To a place where no one can betray you Take my hand through this night without end For the worst, it has come to claim you