Cave on Fire

We’re back to our Halloween Countdown with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds et al. Have fun with these goofy clips and be sure and check for a Trick or Treat fix under the cut.   Tomorrow is Mischief Night!  I hope you will be surprised and pleased with our offerings.

Tx to ch3jc

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I write contemporary LGBTQ fiction that explores the dark & light of human love and desire. Interests: Progressive politics, visual arts, vintage illustration, mid-century design. French films, Queer cinema. Literary quotes. J'adore Paris. Ich liebe Berlin.

9 thoughts on “Cave on Fire

    • Good one, thanks Vinny. Just posting a quick note over there before I turn in for the night. The answers are superb. I enjoy interviews that begin with an intelligently worded open-ended question that allows the person to think his/her way through it. That’s where the magic happens. The other thing that struck me was when True said this was his favorite Bad Seeds line up. Ironic, poised as they are on the brink of a fundamental personnel change. All of their destinies are rushing forward on the runaway train called Nocturama but none of them yet realize it. All’s well that ends well, however.

  1. Here are the lyrics!

    “Babe, I’m On Fire”

    Father says it, mother says it
    Sister says it, brother says it
    Uncle says it, Auntie says it
    Everyone at the party says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    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 says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    My mate Bill Gates says it
    The President of the United States says it
    The slacker and the worker
    The girl in her burqa says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    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 says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The drug-addled wreck
    With a needle in his neck says it
    The drunk says it, punk says it
    The brave Buddhist monk says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    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 blind referee says it
    The unlucky amputee says it
    The giant killer bee
    Landing on my knee says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The cop with his breathalyser
    The paddy with his fertiliser
    The man in the basement
    That’s getting a taste for it says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The fucked-up Rastafarian says it
    The dribbling libertarian says it
    The sweet little Goth
    With the ears of cloth says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe’ I’m on fire

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

    The man going hiking says it
    The misunderstood Viking says it
    The man at the rodeo
    And the lonely old Eskimo says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    The mild little Christian says it
    The wild Sonny Liston says it
    The pimp and the gimp
    And the guy with the limp says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The blind piano tuner says it
    The Las Vegas crooner says it
    The hooligan mooner
    Holding a schooner says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The Chinese contortionist says it
    The backyard abortionist says it
    The poor Pakistani
    With his lamb Bhirriani says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The hopeless defendant says it
    The toilet attendant says it
    The pornographer, the stenographer
    The fashion photographer says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The college professor says it
    The vicious cross-dresser says it
    Grandma and Grandpa
    In the back of the car says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    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
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The athlete with his hernia says it
    Picasso with his Guernica says it
    My wife with her furniture
    Everybody!
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

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

    The Chinese herbologist says it
    The Christian apologist says it
    The dog and the frog
    Sitting on a log says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The foxhunting toff says it
    The horrible moth says it
    The doomed homosexual
    With the persistent cough says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    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
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The clever circus flea says it
    The sailor on the sea says it
    The man from the Daily Mail
    With his dead refugee says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The hymen-busting Zulu says it
    The proud kangaroo says it
    The koala, the echidna
    And the platypus too says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The disgraced country vicar says it
    The crazed guitar picker says it
    The beatnik, the peacenik
    The apparachick says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The deranged midnight stalker says it
    Garcia Lorca says it
    The hit man, Walt Whitman
    And the haliototic talker says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    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 says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The beast in the beauty pageant
    The pimply real estate agent
    The beach-comber, the roamer
    The girl in a coma says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The old rock’n’roller
    With his two-seater stroller
    And the fan in the van
    With the abominable plan says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The menstruating Jewess says it
    The nervous stewardess says it
    The hijacker, the backpacker
    The cunning safecracker says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The sports commentator says it
    The old alligator says it
    The tennis pro with his racquet
    The loon in the straight jacket
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

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

    The old town cryer says it
    The inveterate liar says it
    The pilchard, the bream
    And the trout in the stream
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The war correspondent says it
    The enthused and the despondent says it
    The electrician, the mortician
    And the man going fishin’ says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    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 sea
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The silicone junky says it
    The corporate flunky says it
    The Italian designer
    With his rickshaw in China says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    The trucker with his juggernaut says it
    The lost astronaut says it
    The share cropper, the bent copper
    The compulsive shopper says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    The Viennese vampire says it
    The cowboy round his campfire says it
    The game show panellist
    The Jungian analyst says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    Warren says it, Blixa says it
    The lighting guy and mixer says it
    Mick says it, Marty says it
    Everyone at the party says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on Fire

    The hairy arachnophobic says it
    The scary agoraphobic says it
    The mother, the brother
    And the decomposing lover says
    Babe, I’m on fire
    Babe, I’m on fire

    [Chorus]

    • Halciion, I don’t even think Nick himself knows the lyrics 😛
      I always liked this song. As far as I can figure, is it just the band improvising over that absolutely sick bass line?

      • Vinny, this is Nocturama. 🙂 A wacked out freakin’ nightmare of a song, and some of the best costume gags I’ve seen in a video. Hilarious (and scary).

        Warren says it, Blixa says it
        The lighting guy and mixer says it
        Mick says it, Marty says it
        Everyone at the party says
        Babe, I’m on fire
        Babe, I’m on Fire

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