Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: I Let Love In

I LET LOVE IN
/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/

Despair and Deception
Love's ugly little twins
Came a-knocking on my door
I let them in
Darling, you're the punishment
For all of my former sins

I let love in

The door it opened just a crack
But Love was shrewed and bold
My life flashed before my eyes
It was a horror to behold
A life-sentence sweeping confetti
From the floor of a concrete hole

I let love in

Well I've been bound and gagged
And I've been terrorized
And I've been castrated
And I've been lobotomized
But never has my tormenter come
In such a cunning disguise

I let love in

O Lord, tell me what I done
Please don't leave me here alone
Where are my friends?
My friends are gone
O Lord, tell me what I done
Please don't leave me here alone
Where are my friends?
My friends are gone

I let love in

So if you're sitting all alone
And hear a-knocking at you door
And the air is full of promises
Well buddy, you've been warned
Far worse to be Love's lover
Than the lover that Love has scorned

I let love in


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