Tonight’s Bedtime Song

I’m tired tonight, my plumber’s back is aching, my poet’s pen is dry, my heart is yearning, my mind is thinking of peace, and my soul is singing the same old tune. I hope you like this song, and the lyrics by Nick Cave are worth a read.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lyrics

“Hallelujah”

On the first day of May I took to the road
I’d been staring out the window most of the morning
I’d watched the rain claw at the glass
And a vicious wind blew hard and fast
I should have taken it as a warning
As a warning As a warning
As a warning

I’d given my nurse the weekend off
My meals were ill prepared
My typewriter had turned mute as a tomb
And my piano crouched in the corner of my room
With all its teeth bared
All its teeth bared All its teeth bared
All its teeth bared.

Hallelujah Hallelujah
Hallelujah Hallelujah

I left my house without my coat
Something my nurse would not have allowed
And I took the small roads out of town
And I passed a cow and the cow was brown
And my pyjamas clung to me like a shroud
Like a shroud Like a shroud
Like a shroud

There rose before me a little house
With all hope and dreams kept within
A woman’s voice close to my ear
Said, “Why don’t you come in here?”
“You looked soaked to the skin”
Soaked to the skin Soaked to the skin
Soaked to the skin

Hallelujah Hallelujah
Hallelujah Hallelujah

I turned to the woman and the woman was young
I extended a hearty salutation
But I knew if my nurse had been here
She would never in a thousand years
Permit me to accept that invitation
Invitation That invitation
That invitation

Now, you might think it wise to risk it all
Throw caution to the reckless wind
But with her hot cocoa and her medication
My nurse had been my one salvation
So I turned back home
I turned back home I turned back home
Singing my song

Hallelujah
The tears are welling in my eyes again
Hallelujah
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in
Hallelujah
And twenty pretty girls to carry
them down
Hallelujah
And twenty deep holes to bury them in
Hallelujah
The tears are welling in my eyes again
Hallelujah
I need twenty big buckets to catch them in
Hallelujah
And twenty pretty girls to carry them down
Hallelujah
And twenty deep holes to bury them in

 

 

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ivor20

Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for 9 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

18 thoughts on “Tonight’s Bedtime Song”

  1. get a good night’s rest Ivor, tomorrow will always be better. and yes Nick Cave is one of my favourite male voices. this song is therapy indeed. let your heart be blessed tonight by all of us who care for you.

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  2. Aw. I hope you get some good rest and sleep, Ivor.
    Do the things that bring peace to your mind, heart, soul…healing to your back…and very soon you will be penning poems again. πŸ™‚
    Someone told me years ago…”Even if you feel alone, you are not alone…reach out and you will be surprised how many people reach back.” πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lovely thoughtful words Carolyn, I’m feeling rested tonight, but definitely no writing, I’ve been very intense for a couple of months, and my energies have come to a sudden stop. I’m ok with this spent feeling and satisfied I’ve given my all to the very special topics during that time. I emotionally poor myself into my writings and I know it consumes me. I’ve got my poetry group Sunday/tomorrow morning, and I really enjoy the gathering of fellow like poets, we all appreciate each others efforts in trying to write poetry !!

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