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Johnny Cash - The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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1 year ago

jafar abbas

It began when they come took me from my homeAnd put me in Dead Row,Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know.And I'll say it againI.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.I began to warm and chillTo objects and their fields,A ragged cup, a twisted mopThe face of Jesus in my soupThose sinister dinner dealsThe meal trolley's wicked wheelsA hooked bone rising from my foodAll things either good or ungood.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proof.An eye for an eyeA tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthAnd I'm not afraid to die.Interpret signs and catalogueA blackened tooth, a scarlet fog.The walls are bad. Black. Bottom kind.They are sick breath at my hindThey are sick breath at my hindThey are sick breath at my hindThey are sick breath gathering at my hindI hear stories from the chamberHow Christ was born into a mangerAnd like some ragged strangerDied upon the crossAnd might I say, it seems so fitting in its wayHe was a carpenter by tradeOr at least that's what I'm toldLike my good handtattooed E.V.I.L. across it's brother's fistThat filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist.In Heaven His throne is made of goldThe ark of his Testament is stowedA throne from which I'm toldAll history does unfold.Down here it's made of wood and wireAnd my body is on fireAnd God is never far away.Into the mercy seat I climbMy head is shaved, my head is wiredAnd like a moth that triesTo enter the bright eyeSo I go shuffling out of lifeJust to hide in death awhileAnd anyway I never lied.My kill-hand is called E.V.I.L.Wears a wedding band that's G.O.O.D.'Tis a long-suffering shackleCollaring all that devil blood.And the mercy seat is a-burningAnd I think my head is flowingAnd in a way I'm hopingTo be done with all this weighing up of truth.An eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd I've got nothing left to loseAnd I'm not afraid to die.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proofAn eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway, there was no proofAnd nor a motive why.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proof.A life for a lifeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway there was no proofAnd I'm not afraid to die.Now the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is smokingAnd in a way I'm hopingTo be done with all these looks of disbelief.A eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthAnd I'm not afraid to die.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proofAn eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthAnd I'm not afraid to die.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proof.A eye for a eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthBut I'm not afraid to lie.And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is burningAnd in a way I'm yearningTo be done with all this measuring of proofAn eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthBut I'm afraid I told a lie.

1 year ago

pierre parault

Cash and Cave are not of the same caliber - Johnny has wrote many standards whereas the only good songs of Cave were writtent by others (PJ Harvey, ...)

1 year ago

Adrian Torres

This piano on the final song....

1 year ago

chris wentworth

Ever since I first heard this it gave me chills, still does

1 year ago

Johnny cool

Being sentenced to death is a mercy. The sentence you would get otherwise in years would be enough to make sure you die in prison. I don't think that death row is to violent, I think its to easy and not violent enough. You get to have a great meal before you die, and say a few wise words for people to remember you by. You get to figure out whether there is a god or not, and you won't have to rot in prison for the rest of your life in containment.

1 year ago

Koelnerhexe

my dead played cash all day... now my dad is dead and i play the songs all day...

1 year ago

Tom Starling

Jesus in my soup.

1 year ago

Wood Spirit

carpenter not cabinetmaker I note

1 year ago

Daniel Horn

So this is what it's like to feel old

1 year ago

Petra josip

Tom Waits, Cab Calloway, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave are the soundtrack to my despair.

1 year ago

SpookBones

Brilliant.

1 year ago

BlastFromYourPast

Stunning!, it’s been said here before, but Cash had an incredible way of making these songs his own. This is spine chilling, I love the haunting piano!,I have owned all the American albums in CD since they were first released, but I’m recently back into vinyl and have bought them all again on LP

1 year ago

Puppet Master

Great version. I personally like Nick Caves better, but I think Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is better than NIN. My opinion.

1 year ago

Lee Papworth

Cash is the mutts nuts man simply a poet of such beautiful words and lyrics greet man rip mr cash

1 year ago

swmgec

Man, the two couldn't be more different. Cash's is more introspective and biblical; Cave's is a tortured lament that never seems to end. Half the time I can't listen to Cave's whole version because its too much. I like Cave's chorus better, though.

1 year ago

rex mundi

Good choice for a cover Johnny.

1 year ago

Somiten

Why you have to compare music artist? Just listen to the music. First, there are so many great artists, and second, it consumes a lot of time.

1 year ago

Herrmann Tom

Und siehe, ein fahles Pferd, und der darauf saß, er ward "Tod" genannt.

1 year ago

Justin Rahn

The Red Paintings also have a very moving cover of this song

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