Dead Can Dance - I Am Stretched On Your Grave Lyrics




I am stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
With your hands held in mine
I'd be sure we'd not sever
My apple tree, my brightness
'Tis time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am stained by the weather

When my family thinks
That I'm safe in my bed
From night until morning
I am stretched at your head
Calling out to the air
With tears both hot and wild
Oh I grieve for the girl
That I loved as a child

The priests and the friars
Behold me in dread
Because I still love you
My love, and you're dead
And would still be your shelter
From rain and from storm
But with you in your cold grave
I cannot sleep warm





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Dead Can Dance I Am Stretched On Your Grave Comments
  1. Whillyem Thrillwell

    NO ONE TOPS SINEAD O’CONNOR’S VERSION⚡️⚡️⚡️

  2. poppaluv

    Sinbad O'Connor's is better. I like this as well.

  3. Szilvia Lévay-Reischl

    youth... :)

  4. SSabine97

    This is what I need RIGHT NOW

  5. Serious Snake

    I am stretched on your grave
    And will lie there forever
    With your hands held in mine
    I'd be sure we'd not sever
    My apple tree, my brightness
    'Tis time we were together
    For I smell of the earth
    And am stained by the weather

    When my family thinks
    That I'm safe in my bed
    From night until morning
    I am stretched at your head
    Calling out to the air
    With tears both hot and wild
    Oh, I grieve for the girl
    That I loved as a child

    The priests and the friars
    Behold me in dread
    Because I still love you
    My love, and you're dead
    And would still be your shelter
    From rain and from storm
    But with you in your cold grave
    I cannot sleep warm

  6. Anne-Sophie Panier

    Masterpiece

  7. Grainne Mhaol

    Unfortunately not a patch on the Voice Squad's version. This is nice, but the simplicity of their arrangement evokes the agony of the lyrics much more clearly.

  8. Maja Ciesińska

    Brilliant. Just so fck good.

  9. AbdeNasser

    Thank you all for your comments, here's a cover that I like very much : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zrFRZlySE

  10. Anar Dine

    Doesn t get any better than this, dear people of earth,,,

  11. Antoine Toine G - La Révolution Avec Un Smartphone

    J'aimr spéciallement le final aux low & tin whistles. C'est l'Irlande! :)
    Bel album que Toward The Within même pour (and also for) des non fans de Dead Can Dance. The names of the song and the band suit perfectly. Come to the party in the cimetary ! lol!

  12. Eremit 76

    Even if it´s copied, this is definetly the best version. Noone is able to put so much pain in the voice as Brandon Perry does! THIS IS PAIN IN ITS FULL BEAUTY!!!!

    Maja Ciesińska

    Yup :D this song sang by him is so emotional... so good

    Angela Pinto

    I thought it was a traditional song adapted.... Still my favorite version by far...

    TotalRookie_LV

    @Angela Pinto
    I prefer one by "Johnny Hollow", but it's obviously a cover of this one, just with a female vocals.

  13. Nick H

    No shame in that, but hopefully credited...

  14. Nick H

    Complete copy of Scullion's 1979 version..

    MHR Bernards

    They ever denied this, so it's not exactly a copy per se.