Nick Cave

The Complete Lyrics
  • The Complete Lyrics

  • 'I walk into the corner of my room,
    see my friends in high places
    I don't know which is which and whom is whom,
    they've stolen each other's faces'

    Spanning Nick Cave's entire career, from his writing for The Birthday Party, through highly acclaimed albums like Murder Ballads, Henry's Dream and DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! up to his latest release, Ghosteen, this is a must-have book for all fans of the dark, the beautiful and the defiant - for all fans of the songs of Nick Cave.

    'Nick Cave is surely Australia's finest living songwriter' Mail

    'He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist - beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute' Evening Standard
    'Cave's lyrics deal with passion on the edge, are peopled with mad bayou preachers, black-hearted lovers and killers. His language is rich, poetic, apocalyptic' Guardian

    'Richly poetic creations which live a second life on the page. Essential reading' Vox

RELEASED 30/04/2020

Nick Cave has been writing and performing music for more than forty years and is best known as the songwriter and lead singer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, with whom he has recorded seventeen studio albums. The band have been documented in two feature films: the BAFTA- and Sundance-winning 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) and the Grammy nominated One More Time With Feeling (2016). Nick Cave's novels And the Ass Saw the Angel (1990), The Death of Bunny Munro (2009) and The Sick Bag Song (2015) are international bestsellers, and he is an acclaimed film score composer and screenplay writer. Born in Australia in 1957, Cave now lives in England.