Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Mermaids Lyrics




She was a catch
We were a match
I was the match
That would fire up her snatch
But there was a catch
I was no match
I was fired from her crotch
Now I sit around and watch
The mermaids sun themselves
Out on the rocks
They are beyond our touch
I watch and watch
Them wave at me
They wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the sea

I believe in God
I believe in mermaids too
I believe in seventy two virgins
On a chain why not why not
I believe in the rapture
For I've seen your face
On the floor of the ocean
At the bottom of the rain

I do driver alertness course
I do husband alertness course
I do mermaid alertness course
I watch them out on the rocks
They wave at me
They wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And the ones who go
Down to the sea

All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And the ones who go
Down to the sea





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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Mermaids Comments
  1. Ivo Brož

    Velmi výživné....děkuji....

  2. Phoebe Millwood

    In 20,000 days on earth the kids are French and don't speak much English so I think that makes it okay for them to hear the rest of the lyrics during concerts 😂😂

  3. Vladi Marcus

    Increíble interpretación en directo con el coro de niños (muy habitual en sus grabaciones) 0Tuve la oportunidad de poder verlo en directo y al igual que en las grabaciones en estudio Los Bad Seeds en directo al menos igualan la calidad de la grabación en estudio. Algo difícil de ver

  4. Мэйтэкимэ-Сан Muteki

    Good composition, I liked the performance🎶

  5. amdra zartstrom

    since my husband was hearing this in a loop when he felt in love with me i wonder what it means ?

  6. Jasmine Hammond

    How can someone write for thirty years and still be this incredible

  7. Les Regan

    Please upload the full concert. It looks like it has been deleted from YouTube. If you can upload the full version I'd really appreciate it.?

  8. Amanda Acevedo

    missing Conway so much 😭

  9. Olga Deryugina

    His lyrics is the kind of real art ...

  10. Bevan Roderick McGregor

    How many artists can use the word snatch and crutch and come through smelling like roses?

  11. Alexander Krinov

    Ник замечательнеший и гениальный певец! Слушаю с 94-года и до сих пор в восхещении!

  12. peter B

    i was the match that would fire up her snatch !! Go nick go !!!!

  13. gianfrancodebiasi

    Memories of you, Fabio...

  14. jendrix56

    MASTERPIECE!!!

  15. Ramona Soants

    so weirdly beautiful

  16. Lindsay Wakelin

    Nick Cave is living art.

  17. mariaan

    She was a catch
    We were a match
    I was the match
    That would fire up her snatch
    But there was a catch
    I was no match
    I was fired from her crotch
    Now I sit around and watch
    The mermaids sun themselves
    Out on the rocks
    They are beyond our touch
    I watch and watch
    Them wave at me
    They wave at me
    They wave and slip
    Back into the sea

    All the ones who come
    And all the ones who go
    Down to the water
    All the ones who come
    And all the ones who go
    Down to the sea

    I believe in God
    I believe in mermaids too
    I believe in seventy two virgins
    On a chain why not why not
    I believe in the rapture
    For I've seen your face
    On the floor of the ocean
    At the bottom of the rain

    I do driver alertness course
    I do husband alertness course
    I do mermaid alertness course
    I watch them out on the rocks
    They wave at me
    They wave at me
    They wave and slip
    Back into the sea

    All the ones who come
    And all the ones who go
    Down to the water
    All the ones who come
    And the ones who go
    Down to the sea

    All the ones who come
    And all the ones who go
    Down to the water
    All the ones who come
    And the ones who go
    Down to the sea

  18. Barry McCockiner

    I believe in Nick

  19. Dan

    Nick touches my soul.

  20. Vesna M.

    masterpiece <3

  21. Marixa Zarate

    Puto Amo ❤

  22. Vegan Victor

    Love this.

  23. Cecilie Granholt

    fantastisk

  24. jussi malassu

    bloody beauty

  25. joao vitor

    fico triste em saber q são poucas as pessoas q dão importância as músicas dele :'(

  26. Barčeta Válková

    goosebumps everywhere 💜

  27. Ana Prado

    uffffffffff

  28. X Marks

    She was a catch
    We were a match
    I smelled her snatch
    A leprechaun did hatch ...etc etc

  29. Soni Ledesma

    I believe in God
    I believe in mermaids too
    I believe in 72 virgins on a chain (why not, why not)
    I believe in the rapture
    For I've seen your face
    On the floor of the ocean
    At the bottom of the ray
    <3

  30. Jeffrey Lorien

    fucking amazing.

  31. Дмитрий Эрмель

    I think Nick is a genius performer

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  32. Ranger4402

    Good song.

  33. Fernanda Caroline Silva dos Santos

    Muito lindo!

  34. CallMeHam

    The best version of this song is on Live from KCRW album.
    The guitar solo is incredible ....... check this out.

    John Arundell

    New best rendition was @ Brisbane in late January :) and yes it is here on YouTube ..

  35. narona

    I just saw Nick Cave yo. Manhattan 8/24/2015 - 22nd Street

  36. Ilya Klyuk

    who are we to judge?

  37. wontlet youfly

    The man is brilliant, I love this whole album, cant get enough of it. Saw him perform live recently, even better.

  38. Judas Iscariot

    "match lighting up her snatch"  sing along kids......

    Colleen Wilson

    +Judas Iscariot lmao

    Ranger4402

    Breaking into show biz can be rough even for a kid.

    Marija Palikuča

    i laughed too much at this

  39. Troik a

    que sorte para quem viu ao vivo, 72 virgens!!

    Marcos Gomes

    Troik a se gostas de virgens ,vai parte para síria entra no daesh,põe um cinto com bombas,vai pelos ares,elas estão à tua espera,é um pouco azar ires despedaçado,sem pila mas isso é só um pormenor

    Marcos Gomes

    hahahahaha

  40. Anya Brigadina

    "i believe in 72 virgins on the chain why not why not..." 

  41. Count Grassi

    Only Nick can sing about snatches with a children's' choir in the background.

    Skiw

    @Count Grassi They look like they're on their early/mid teens to me.

    MephProduction

    think it means something different in Australia.

    Belinda Corbett

    It means the same thing in Australia

  42. Ava Adore

    I believe in God,i believe in mermaids too.This album every day in December cause Nick is fucking genius and goodnight

  43. Thomas Riddle

    Słówko na dziś: nie wiem jak się pisze. "slijrd".

  44. DETTERS VON DETTERSDORF

    this is crap. 

  45. Nniet Brovdi G V

    great song

  46. Marius Schmidt

    It is one of the most beautyful songs ive ever listened

    John Arundell

    October 2017 Deutschland :)

  47. sconni 666

    I was there!

  48. Marshall Darbyshire

    Albert Einstein is great on the keyboard

  49. Ilya Klyuk

    Albert Einstein is on the keyboard - match enough for Nick, at the least)

  50. Marianna M.

    Wow, beautiful <3

  51. FreeЯadikal

    Probably the most beautiful song ever written.

  52. Trash Candies

    epic!! :)

  53. lennycohenfan

    I bow down to you, Nick.

  54. Dunja Stojanac

    Is that Albert Einstein playing with Nick? o.O

    Doctor Dark & His Darkive

    That, is Conway Savage

  55. paul scott

    wonderful

  56. Arbscape

    outstanding.

  57. Eianaro hanso

    True poet

  58. AnaIvanovic4ever

    Stone cold classic according to Nick in Stockholm.

  59. ShrammyD1

    stone cold classic

  60. hlektra999

    Truly!

  61. Piroshki Photo Channel

    ubija koliko je dobro

  62. Dave

    yes, he is

  63. looksdirty

    But he isn't singing about mermaid snatch.

  64. eric torres

    Higher & Higher you go Nick ! I've never loved you so much ! You're the King , the Greatest !

  65. Lord Kazisvet

    Very nice performance ...I bet he likes Sims Tropical paradise with all its mermaids :D :D :D

  66. Neph

    ^^ Great comments :D Great track.

  67. Sarah McLin

    Incredible

  68. Markus Ulrichsen

    4 people don't have a clue what's up

  69. freewheelinQ

    You deserve way more thumbs up!!!

  70. thetoxicchain

    Beautiful song. Still, am I the only one to get all eurythmic (Miracle of Love, that is) when the chorus kicks in?

    Andy Richardson

    thetoxicchain c

  71. Sarcastic Dreamer

    Today I'm going on concert nick cave!

  72. rodrigo perez pereira

    same here!

  73. Mike O'Regan

    I like the way he says snatch and none of the kids "LOL"

  74. flyingazebo

    very nice

  75. TheHabiat

    are there other songs/clips from this gig?

  76. Lenny Laker

    Absolutely brilliant! The man can do no wrong!

  77. Tekirkedi

    I love you man

  78. Alkiviades Side

    perfection!

  79. Galeria Rossmore

    Brilliant poetry and music from a true Artist!

  80. Stoyan Ivanov

    stopbreathing

  81. Ballad2Grave

    This man is a legend! As he grows older he gets better and better! Amazing performance, indeed. Cheers! :)

  82. KingInk

    Even without Mick and Blixa he's doing great...wonderful

  83. Halia live

    this is simply perfect

  84. Matt Mccaul

    im here year later stuck in a family court predicaments coz i listenened too mardy, either way mate you can chill here if you need chill out space, just me and the horse(dog), yeah now im a fan this shits good, hope your doing well mate!! good track

  85. Seth Hills

    That's Conway Savage, best recognize! Can't believe he is not smoking a cig

  86. Christian Marquardt

    This year in germany :
    28.07. Paaren – Greenville Festival
    17.08. Frequency Festival
    10.11. Hamburg – Sporthalle
    12.11. Düsseldorf – ME Halle
    13.11. Stadthalle – Offenbach
    21.11. München – Zenith

  87. KingInk

    beautiful.

  88. Holden Caulfield

    Push the Sky Away is a true masterpiece!

  89. Fibo Nutsy

    You must visit Greece this summer......

  90. Vladimír Červinka

    Amazing

  91. jbur105

    Almost as much as Louis C.K. on acoustic guitar

    Nathan Parsons

    Thats Ed Kuepper , one of the founding fathers of punk

  92. mskatwoman78

    Ha, I'm not the only thought that!

  93. panmikrompifteki

    Still awesome after all these years..:0

  94. Daniel Ahchiev

    Great! Incredible! This is blues, this is passion, this is love, this is Nick!

  95. Rachel Day

    Amazing as always. Thank you Nick Cave

  96. FlyingP4dre

    CONWAY!

  97. Sylvia Zuckerman

    Ti Amo.