Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone Lyrics

You fell from the sky
Crash landed in a field
Near the river Adur
Flowers spring from the ground
Lambs burst from the wombs of their mothers
In a hole beneath the bridge
You convalesced, you fashioned masks of twigs and clay
You cried beneath the dripping trees
Ghost song lodged in the throat of a mermaid

With my voice
I am calling you

You're a young man waking
Covered in blood that is not yours
You're a woman in a yellow dress
Surrounded by a charm of hummingbirds
You're a young girl full of forbidden energy
Flickering in the gloom
You're a drug addict lying on your back
In a Tijuana hotel room

With my voice
I am calling you
With my voice
I am calling you

You're an African doctor harvesting tear ducts
You believe in God, but you get no special dispensation for this belief now
You're an old man sitting by the fire, you're the mist rolling off the sea
You're a distant memory in the mind of your creator, don't you see?

With my voice
I am calling you
With my voice
I am calling you

Let us sit together until the moment comes

With my voice
I am calling you

Let us sit together in the dark until the moment comes

With my voice
I am calling you
With my voice
I am calling you
With my voice
I am calling you
With my voice
I am calling you

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Jesus Alone Comments
  1. Tati Fü

    Is he an christian?

  2. Arno Tamminga

    852 souls now who don't understand this masterpiece

  3. Karl Smith

    WOW, I am visiting and saw this on a show called RAGE, blew me away, so deep. I have to get and just chill.

  4. Dan Stewart

    I don't know how to not love this

  5. domenico masci

    📲*00212679620248* *whatapps*📲
    وجــدت💁‍♂️ كـثـيـر مــن الـتـعـالـيـق عــن تــكــبــيــر الـقـضـيـب وضــعــف الانـتـصـاب وسـرعـة الـقـذف
    وأبــغــى أبـشـركـم😉 أنـي حـصـلـت عــلــى مـعـلـومـات كــثــيــر مـفـيـدة✅ هـتـنـفـعـكـم كـثـيـر ومــجــربــهــا كـمـان ونـفـعـتـنـي🤩🥳
    تــواصــل مــعــي🙋‍♂️ وأنـا بــشــرح لـك سـر الــوصــفــة 📲*00212679620248* *whatapps*📲

  6. gssbcvegancat

    Is that a theremin I hear? That shit takes this up to like, an 11/10. This is like an exorcism. *slow clap*

  7. No Truth

    That's Art! Unbelievable..... Great.... It goes so deep to the inner. I find no words to explain.

  8. Richard Otene

    850 fuckwits thumbed this down.

  9. MRCL

    Fuck! That song!

  10. Timothy Cole

    The really sad irony is that he's written about death for so long, probably more than any artist alive.

  11. Stagger

    Love how he make something sad so beautiful

  12. Ludovico Street

    Warren is like a sorcerour commanding something none of us simple humans understand.

  13. Arthur James

    No one has been there throughout my life as Nick has been. I cannot even count how many times I saw him perform in Detroit. Once even when he was involved in a scandal for being mugged trying to score. I remember the early 80s and the ‘From Her to Eternity’ tour, watching a Wim Wender’s film and there was Nick: a powerful player. Smoking weed with Belxia and now Warren. Nick always raises standards. He is that intense. He never ceases to marvel. Yet words of praise only humble him. That is his genius he remains humbled and simple, only trying to say something meaningful—a humble observer rather than a judgmental crucifier. A
    wise man, a loving father and husband. Nick is Breathless.


    "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

  15. John Scott Comedian and Writer

    He's at his peak now.

  16. Josh Porter

    The first word that came to mind to describe this album was harrowing. Having lost many people I love, I relate to this album more than I am comfortable with, but I keep listening to it over and over and over. It's become my go-to soundtrack for drawing and painting for the last couple years.

  17. Billy February

    Hes The man )))))

  18. Mr. Prickford

    Angry much?

  19. jorge andrade


  20. K A O

    The pureness and power of a dying sun!

  21. 1968weedsmoke

    Nick Cave supports apartheid Israel. Shame on you

  22. Rogério Sousa

    so deep

  23. Milutin Trisic

    It makes me feel things i cannot put to words
    So powerfull

  24. Gulliver Combetto

    jajajja alto artista pero se manifiesta mas narcisista y pesado que el mercurio mismo.... infatuado de él.

  25. Diana Martinez

    Warren is God.

  26. Diana Martinez

    Fucking love. Genius!

  27. James Sidney Reynolds

    A Spiritual experience with your friends, I hope you have been Blessed By Christ. You are a wonderful poet. Beautiful voice. Nick your genius is evident in everything. Birthday day party, the boys next door,The Bad Seeds. Grats on your No1.

  28. Kashmir Manas

    I've been on hold with a lifeline for almost an hour. I'm trying to focus on Nick's music, his pain is greater than my own in this song.

  29. Anne Brit Raaen

  30. Aldo Balderas

    Nick "drone" cave

  31. tazzzidevil

    I realised that after two minutes I was sitting with my body tense because I was so captivated by the lyrics and sound many songs do that to you ?? !!!

  32. Wurst Brot

    Intense shit

  33. yudha afifkurniawan


  34. slj1111

    I never get tired of listening to this masterpiece. Every time I listen I hear something new.

  35. Paul Nicholson

    Brilliant stuff... Pure Poetry

  36. Marcus Harris

    You and I we are killers
    We killed The Creator
    I really dont give a damm for so much shit was here spoken
    Just enjoy this Amazing Song

  37. B Bop

    It is so disappointing, though, that his compassion cannot extend to the hundreds of children battered, wounded,and daily subject to contemptuous humiliation : the children of Palestine

  38. Ante Mihaljevic

    "behold i stand at the door and knock" Revelation 3:20

  39. Mr Merveluce

    Harvest my tearducts

  40. Claudio Olivari

    this song is a masterpiece

  41. atosthewarrior

    I've a son called Arthur born in 2000 . He is my only child . I almost feel guilty

  42. Life Creator

    So strong

  43. John Smith

    Many love thoughts to you Nick, a terrible time and beautiful words, be rest assured all who think of this will be with you in mind Xxx

  44. protomarabou

    I'm pretty sure this was in black and white in real life too

  45. Peppi Grünschuh

    GÖTTLICH ! Die intensivste Musik für mich. Ich kann gar nicht beschreiben, wie sehr ich Nick & Warren hierfür liebe und danke <3 UNFASSBAR TIEF !

  46. Gabriel Ekart

    With my voice
    I am calling you.....

  47. James Hutchison

    Or it could be random radio

  48. Richard M.


  49. Richard Edwards

    Utterly heartbreaking.

  50. cedarbranches

    Finding some humor in all the left-brain evaluations of right-brained material. Keep creating, Nick. <3

  51. Adriano Alves

    Coming from Brazilllllllll. Love your history and songs

  52. pillapollo

    does anyone remember lars von trier´s film Europe?

  53. Joseph Muir

    I got to see this full film at a small, indie cinema in Prague, back when it came out, and it was pure magic. The following summer, I got to see them play in Pittsburgh, and it was absolutely amazing. That was such an insane concert season for Pittsburgh at that time, too: the day before, U2 was in town; a day or two after, Tom Petty was in town (his last show there before his untimely death); and, the next week had both Tears For Fears and Hall & Oates together, as well as Sigur Ros separately.

    Can’t wait to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in DC next month!

  54. clever bear

    Jesus saves!!

  55. Wojtek Woźniak

    Conway Savage is the bearded guy ?

  56. Jim Dalziel

    A dark terrible beauty is born.

  57. Jim Dalziel

    I get it, I truly do.
    The all-consuming grief of this whole album.
    It's beautiful to inhabit for awhile, but good to come away again.

  58. Al Bradley

    David Gilmour's favorite artist.

  59. Farin de Luce

    Meine Freundin wurde dieses Jahr auf dem Konzert in Lucca von Nick Cave umarmt;)

  60. David Perez

    Arthur cave died while frying..Wow.. Sincere condolences.

  61. TheNewVocal

    Hi there from Singapore! Wish you'd have a blessed evening =)

  62. rebeccaZAGREB

    You called me ..... with your voice... I am here now <3 .... Thank you for your music Mr. Cave

  63. NPC #6,669

    Seeing Cave and Gira perform together = how to have a spiritual existential artistic crisis, making your own sad existence now complete.

  64. Francesco

    Is this a Soronprfbs reference?

  65. Josh Porter

    The first word that springs to mind when thinking about this album is harrowing. Having lost people close to me more times than I like to think about from a very early age, I can relate to a lot of the concepts presented. It isn't depressing, really, but it is very dark and very real. Far more real than (the excellent album) Push the Sky Away, though that album seemed more about free floating anxiety and paranoia.

  66. Karolyn

    Thank you. This works like a band aid for my soul.

  67. nintendo_69

    I saw him cry while playing this

  68. Teh Goat

    Gary Lightbody brought me here

  69. Chryssa Fourlari

    Be strong.... life is a stupid game with less happiness and more pain...hope calmness!

  70. Stuart Henderson

    This is magical material being channeled by a practitioner who knows well what he does. The surprising aspect is that this got out at all, my guess is that he realised he is not alone in the darkness. Which makes it worse. Beautiful, agonising and splendid all at one. There is more going on here than meets the eye. This is his pyramid for his son.

  71. gabriel hebert

    We saw this guy in concert in AUSTRALIA on youtube , and i urged my three friends to watch it to the end no matter how painful it was (the concert). afterwards we were all unanymous and agreed that this was one of the less inspirational , un talented wanna be musician that we had ever heard, a boring voice on top of it , his lyrics aren't nothing special either....(if you like good for you).


    gabriel hebert Fuck off dickhead. How could a Queer Cunt like you possibly have three friends?

  72. helen wiltshire

    can barely breath, this is enchanting .

  73. Peppi Grünschuh

    THE BEST - spiritual. Thank You, Nick!

  74. Florio

    Music from another time, from another planet, from another dimension. Universal poetry of pain and sorrow. Thank you, Nick and The Bad Seeds. Looking forward to see you in October in NY.

  75. Imaginary boy

    I'm "beautifull" can a father express the devastating pain of losing his son...Speechless : 6 minutes of pure art

  76. Maga Zitro

    It is not that I like this songs it’s that I feel them and that’s so amazing

  77. thetheraine


  78. Riverman FI

    Awesome, brooding track. It's like it's going nowhere and everywhere at the same time.

  79. Susan Hobbs


  80. Adam Michael Carr

    ya wah welcome...

  81. David Early

    Sorry, different Dries

  82. David Early

    Dries, ik had het nog nie gezien. Top deze lijst, dan weet ik ten minste wat er staat aan te komen.

  83. PIN PON

    Stranger Things should include this song

  84. Greg Hussey

    Far out

  85. Kieran Mcnally

    This is insanely good!

  86. Ricardo Caballero

    Cave, eres tan bueno y tan malo!

  87. Youk Youk


  88. ano nym

    Is that Rick Rubin?!?

  89. Marco Antonini

    you are calling me

  90. Whiskey Black

    This song makes my soul vibrate

  91. Drina JGB

    The weak cannot hold such sadness. Grief is only for the strong-- who use it as fuel for burning.

  92. Susi Kay

    So strong!!! Pure!!! Love!!!

  93. Eclectic Vibrations

    Hauntingly beautiful.

  94. maria dias

    painfully superb

  95. Manuela Perazzoli


  96. Chris Padgett

    I want the full recorded video.

  97. ArthyBog ArthyBog

    натянутое говно.нужно еще в анус сунуть вилку и будет что то получше

  98. Edvaldo Brito


  99. Vito Abbate

    il punto più alto di un capolavoro immenso come skeleton three capace di aggirare l'ostacolo del patetismo pur nella rappresentazione apparentemente irrapresentabile della morte del proprio figlio. cosa che solo ai geni è possibile e consentita. chissà quanto deve essere costato incidere questo album innestandolo su un substrato così doloroso.