What makes it all the heavier is the work of his backing group, the Bad Seeds. But while hope was in short supply on Skeleton Tree , where the songs were so sad it was almost like a dare to listen to it, a unique sort of optimism pierces through the grief from time to time on Ghosteen. If anything, the real concept behind Ghosteen is that Nick Cave is not broken. He has merely changed. He may feel shattered, but he is still writing and finding meaning in his music. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more.
Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - N. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds — Deanna. Deanna song meanings. Add your thoughts 16 Comments. General Comment re:D2D: the above interp: I like the comparison to a disturbing story of murder. Deanna is being instructed in the ways of some massive evil undertaking by a vile presence likely masculine in a manic and excited tone; If I'm reading the lyrics accurately here after a re-listen, "he" "cums a death's head" on her frock; an unsettling image of semen staining girls clothing in the form of a skull death's head as they "discuss murder".
I'll leave it to another to plumb those depths more precisely. I only point them out casually now. These things are being introduced to her; she's new to this undertaking; perhaps new to evil itself.
She's introduced to the car and the gun, and "this is day number one"; makes me imagine it's the start of training. Further that with the almost childish instructions on the use of a gun: "point it like a finger and" "Squeeze it's little thing Lazarus, Dig!!!
The recording process was documented in the film 20, Days On Earth, a glimpse into the creative process and into the complex relationships between the key players. It was again accompanied by a documentary, One More Time With Feeling , but this time it was an overwhelmingly emotional affair that served to put the album in context and also allowed Cave to avoid the additional pain of talking to the media during its promotional run. With an emphasis on ambient sound, Skeleton Tree is a delicate thing of avant-garde wonder, a tough listen but a truly rewarding one.
With Ghosteen , the first album written entirely in the aftermath of the loss of his son, Cave and the band have conjured a work of such astonishing, devastating, thoughtful beauty it transcends genre and even medium to aim straight for the soul. Where once you would have expected rage, fire and brimstone, revenge, here Cave is philosopher and poet, a man with no layers left to strip away as he explores the days, months and years after the initial gut-punch of grief.
Download as PDF Printable version. Polski Edit links. Garage rock . Nick Cave , Mick Harvey. UK Indie Chart . This s rock song —related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Since then, words have been spilling out of him: on top of his warm, wise turn as an agony uncle, he went on a tour called Conversations based around unscripted discussions with his audience. Guitars and drums are also almost entirely stripped away. Instead, there are spectral strings and synths, bells, electronics, a smattering of piano notes.
The songs on part two complicate everything we have just heard.Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: songs of depravity and death () As concept albums go, 's Murder Ballads takes some beating – and dishes plenty out, too. An orgy of violence and death, it takes in traditional songs of slaughter as well as some originals, leaving a landscape strewn with bodies slain for reasons both righteous and evil.