NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Babe, I’m On Fire

‘Babe I’m On Fire’ was taken from the band’s 12th album Nocturama (2003). The single featured the Bad Seeds line up of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld, Martyn P Casey,Thomas Wydler, Conway Savage and Jim Sclavunos.

Father says it, mother says it
Sister says it, brother says it
Uncle says it, auntie says it
Everyone at the party says
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The horse says it, the pig says it
The judge in his wig says it
The fox and the rabbit
And the nun in her habit
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, my mate Bill Gates says it
The President of the United States says it
The slacker and the worker
And the girl in her burqa
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The general with his tank says it
The man at the bank says it
The soldier with his rocket
And the mouse in my pocket
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the drug-addled wreck
With a needle in his neck says it
The drunk says it, n’ punk says it
The brave Buddhist monk
“I’m on fire”
“Well babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you

Alright
Well, the blind referee says it
The unlucky amputee says it
The giant killer bee
That’s landing on my knee
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Yeah well, the cop with his breathalyser
The paddy with his fertiliser
The man in the basement
That’s getting a taste for it
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the fucked-up Rastafarian says it
The dribbling libertarian says it
The sweet little Goth
With the ears of cloth
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The cross-over country singer says it
The hump-backed bell ringer says it
The swinger, the flinger
And the outraged right-winger
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the man going hiking says it
The misunderstood Viking says it
The man at the rodeo
And the lonely old Eskimo
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you

The mild little Christian says it
The wild Sonny Liston says it
The pimp and the gimp
And the guy with the limp
“I’m on fire”
“Oh yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The blind piano tuner says it
The Las Vegas crooner says it
The hooligan mooner
That’s holding a schooner
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Oh yeah
The Chinese contortionist says it
The backyard abortionist says it
The poor Pakistani
With his lamb Bhirriani
“I’m on fire”
“Oh yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The hopeless defendant says it
The toilet attendant says it
The pornographer, the stenographer
And the fashion photographer
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Let me tell you that
The college professor says it
The vicious cross-dresser says it
Grandma and Grandpa
In the back of the car
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you
Oh yeah, too

C’mon
C’mon

Well, the hack at the doorstep says it
The midwife with her forceps says it
The demented young lady
Who is roasting her baby
On the fire
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the athlete with his hernia says it
Picasso with his Guernica says it
My wife with her furniture
Everybody
“Babe, I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the laughing hyena says it
The homesick polish cleaner says it
The man from the Klan
With a torch in his hand says
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the Chinese herbologist says it
The Christian apologist says it
The dog and the frog
Sitting on a log
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the foxhunting toff says it
The horrible moth says it
The doomed homosexual
With the persistent cough
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold thumbs ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together forever
‘Cause I love you

C’mon

Oh yeah
The Papist with his soul says it
The rapist on a roll says it
Jack says it, Jill says it
As they roll down the hill
“I’m on fire”
“Babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the clever circus flea says it
The sailor on the sea
The man from the Daily Mail
With his dead refugee
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the hymen-busting Zulu says it
The proud kangaroo says it
The koala, the echidna
And the platypus too
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah now babe, I’m on fire”

The disgraced country vicar says it
The crazed guitar picker says it
The beatnik, the peacenik
And the apparachick too says it
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the deranged midnight stalker says it
Garcia Lorca says it
The hit man, Walt Whitman
And the haliototic talker
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you

Well, the wine taster with his nose says it
The fireman with his hose says it
The pedestrian, the equestrian
The tap-dancer with his toes
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Yeah well
The beast in the beauty pageant
The pimply real estate agent
The beach-comber, the roamer
The girl in a coma
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the old rock’n’roller
With his two-seater stroller
And the fan in the van
With the abominable plan
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the menstruating Jewess says it
The nervous stewardess says it
The hijacker, the backpacker
The cunning safecracker
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the sports commentator says it
The old alligator says it
The tennis pro with his racquet
The loon in the straight jacket
“I’m on fire”
Yeah, he says, “babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you

Well, the butcher with his cleaver says it
The mad basket weaver says it
The jaded boxing writer
And the glass-jawed fighter
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the old town cryer says it
The inveterate liar says it
The pilchard, the bream
And the trout in the stream
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the war correspondent says it
The enthused and the despondent says it
The electrician, the mortician
And the man going fishin’
“I’m on fire”
“Oh yeah babe, I’m on fire”

The cattleman from Down Under says it
The patriot with his plunder says it
Watching a boat of full of refugees
Sinking into the fucking sea
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the silicone junky says it
The corporate flunky says it
The Italian designer
With his rickshaw in China
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together
‘Cause I love you

The trucker with his juggernaut says it
The lost astronaut says it
The share cropper, the bent copper
The compulsive shopper
“I’m on fire”
“Oh yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Well, the Viennese vampire says it
The cowboy round his campfire says it
The game show panellist
The Jungian analyst
“I’m on fire”
“C’mon now, babe, I’m on fire”

Well, Warren says it, Blixa says it
The lighting guy and the mixer says it
Mick says it, Marty says it
Everyone at the party
“I’m on fire”
“Yeah babe, I’m on fire”

Alright now
Hit me up, baby, and knock me down
Drop what you’re doing and come around
We can hold hands ‘till the sun goes down
‘Cause I know
That you
And I
Can be
Together forever
‘Cause I love you

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